As winter approaches, Oregon homeowners and businesses are going to be hit with sharp increases in natural gas prices.
Northwest Natural recently announced they would be increasing natural gas rates by over 24%. Cascade Natural Gas also recently announced a 25% increase in natural gas prices, while Avista Utilities announced an 18% increase in natural gas prices.
These prices increases will hit Oregon families hard as winter approaches and costs for other daily necessities continue to increase at an alarming rate.
But is there a way to combat these price increases? Is there a way to insulate yourself from the skyrocketing costs of your energy bills?
Yes, there is! And solar energy is one of your best bets when it comes to saving on your energy bills.
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GAS PRICES ARE NOTORIOUSLY UNSTABLE, EXPENSIVE
As many people who rely on natural gas know, prices can increase without warning and make a painful impact on your wallet.
That’s because gas prices are dictated by forces that are notoriously unpredictable and unstable. From foreign wars to natural disasters to oil cartels cutting production, price increases can change on a dime and are outside the control of consumers.
And while gas customers can try taking small steps to reduce their gas bills, those steps only go so far when prices continue to jump at alarming rates.
That’s why there is a grassroots effort across the country to produce energy at home. And the most promising way to produce this energy is through electricity generation and nationwide electrification.
Electricity is one of the most secure, reliable, and stable forms of energy in the US. Unlike many forms of gas, electricity can be produced from domestic sources that aren’t as severely impacted by political and natural forces. And with sources like solar power, energy can be produced through natural sources that are available to everyone and can’t be manipulated by political or natural means.
SOLAR KEEPS YOUR ENERGY PRICES LOW
While there are several steps homeowners and businesses can take to reduce their natural gas bills, those steps can only go so far. That’s especially true when gas companies continue to raise their prices by 25% or more.
The best way to combat painful and constant energy prices is to find the best alternative to natural gas. That’s because gas supplies are notoriously unstable and prices are always volatile. Being able to rely on a source of energy whose price isn’t dictated by political or natural events is your best bet.
That’s where solar energy comes in. Solar energy allows you to produce your own power on your own property. No more will you have to solely rely on the utility company to provide you with the (expensive) power you rely upon.
Even better, you can use battery backup to store your energy. This energy storage can be used to power you home in a power outage, or it can charge your electric vehicle (EV) so you can reduce your reliance on gas even more.
Take action today and see how you can reduce your energy bills and your reliance on volatile natural gas. Contact Green Ridge Solar today to get your free solar analysis.
And try our Solar Calculator to see how much you could save with solar.