COLUMBUS – Columbia Gas has announced that registration is open to all customers for its 2021-2022 budget plan.
In August, customers can enroll in the budget plan in one of three ways:
• Just pay the ‘budget payment’ amount on their August bill
• Call 1-800-344-4077 to speak to a customer service representative
The budget plan allows customers to avoid higher heating costs in the winter by spreading payments over 12 months. “We’re excited to offer our customers alternative ways to manage their home energy costs,” said Vince Parisi, president of Columbia Gas of Ohio, in a press release. “The budget plan allows our clients to know exactly what they will be paying each month, which makes it easier to balance personal budgets. “
Once enrolled, a customer will pay the ‘budget payment’ amount shown on their monthly invoice from August 2021 to July 2022. The budget payment amount will be the same each month, taking the guesswork out of budgeting and avoiding the increase. heating costs during the winter season. . The accounts are reviewed and adjusted, if necessary, for accuracy in March.
Each customer’s budget plan amount is calculated individually by looking at their previous usage rates, typical weather conditions over 30 years, and the current and estimated cost of natural gas.
The budget plan is free and open to all Columbia Gas customers.