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Nicor Gas offers tips and tools to help customers turn down the heat this summer

NAPERVILLE, IL – Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – With high temperatures and humidity kicking off this summer, the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program is providing energy-saving tips to help customers keep their cool while saving money and energy. 

During the summer months, water is one of the elements that we tend to use more of as we take more showers, hydrate more from the tap, and tend to our gardens and lawns. This also means that we use more natural gas, and here are some tips to help customers minimize their use while still enjoying all of those activities and more, year-round:

  • Shorten your showers. Lowering the time you spend in the shower can save water and heating! Belt out five minutes’ worth of your favorite songs, and see the difference in your bills. 

  • Reuse water from washing fruits and veggies. Instead of watching water go down the drain after you rinse off those garden fruits and veggies, capture it and reuse it. The next time you want to make some pasta or water your garden, you’ll have water available. 

  • Install high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators. You can save gallons of water every year without giving up comfort or water pressure by installing high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators.

  • Insulate your water pipes. By insulating your water heater pipes, you can reduce energy loss. As the water travels, the temperature should be more consistent and will deliver hot water faster throughout your system.

  • Turn off water when brushing your teeth. While you’re brushing, make sure to turn the water off. Even if it’s a small amount of time, it can make a big difference in your water savings. 

  • Schedule a FREE home assessment. Customers can get free high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe insulation and more by scheduling either a virtual or in-person home assessment. One of our energy advisors can help you maximize your energy-saving opportunities and either install free products or ship them to your home. 


To sign up for your free home energy assessment and for more energy-saving tips for summer savings, visit

Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.3 million natural gas customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 600,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit 


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