Summit Natural Gas Offers Tips for Customers to Stay Warm and Save Energy


With freezing temperatures upon us, Summit Natural Gas of Maine (Summit) is committed to keeping its customers safe and warm.

Summit provides some simple steps to stay warm and save energy, including:

  • Keep your thermostat a few degrees lower than normal (as long as there are no health risks), and lower if you are away from home for more than a few hours.
  • When increasing the temperature in your home, avoid turning your thermostat up too high.
  • Clear space around your registers so warm air can flow freely.
  • Close dampers on unused fireplaces and keep garage doors closed to prevent warm air from escaping. Insulate around windows and doors to prevent air leaks and keep warm air inside.
  • Soak up the sun by opening curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to let the sunlight help heat your home. Then, close them at night to reduce incoming cold air from drafty windows.

These small steps can help conserve energy, keep you comfortable, and can aid in saving money during the winter months. Learn more at:

In addition to these tips, there are payment and energy assistance programs offered in Maine, as well as by Summit, to support customers and reduce energy costs. (links below)

If customers are having trouble paying their bills, Summit will work with them to set up a payment plan and help find possible energy assistance options.