Celebrate with Holiday Energy Saving Tips from National Grid


BROOKLYN – As customers begin to gear up for the holiday season with festive displays and family feasts, National Grid encourages its customers to follow simple energy efficiency tips while entertaining this year to ensure that everyone enjoys safe, affordable and environmentally-friendly holidays.

Holiday Cooking

–        Don’t preheat your natural gas oven if you don’t have to.  If you’re baking breads and cakes, pre-heating may be necessary, but for most foods like casseroles and broiled items, pre-heating isn’t needed.

–        Keep the oven door closed.  Don’t open the oven door while food is cooking.  You can lose up to 50 degrees in temperature and waste energy.

–        Plan ahead.  Cook several dishes at the same time and temperature.

–        Adjust the gas flame to fit your pans.  The flame should never come up around the sides of a pan.

–        Place lids tightly on pans to speed up cooking time.

–        Use the smallest pan and burner while cooking to save energy.

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Be Energy Efficient

National Grid offers energy efficiency programs to help customers save energy, money and help protect the environment.  The program includes incentives and rebates for residential and commercial customers including:

–        Install a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, and receive a $75 rebate.  A Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows you to control your home’s temperature remotely from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.  Using them can lower your energy bill by up to $180 a year.

–        If it’s time for a new heating system, National Grid offers up to $600 in rebates on high-efficiency natural gas heating equipment. Installing a high-efficiency natural gas heating boiler or furnace will save up to 30 percent on your heating-related energy costs.

–        Save up to $400 with a National Grid rebate for a natural gas water heater.  A high efficiency natural gas water heater can save up to 30 percent on your energy bill, and it’s better for the environment too.

–        For more on National Grid’s Energy Efficiency programs visit ngrid.com/save.

National Grid reminds customers to change furnace filters and consider other energy efficiency measures to make significant changes in your energy consumption over the winter heating season.  Visit ngrid.com/save for more energy saving solutions.  The company web site also offers winter safety tips, including carbon monoxide precautions.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG), formerly Brooklyn Union Gas, is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. NationalGrid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

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