Toledo, OH – Columbia Gas of Ohio announced today that during the month of August customers can sign-up for the 2017-2018 Budget Payment Plan. The Budget Payment Plan provides customers with an alternative payment option by spreading winter heating costs throughout a full year.
“It is important that we provide our customers with options when it comes to managing their natural gas bill,” said President of Columbia Gas of Ohio Dan Creekmur. “The Budget Payment Plan is part of our broader commitment to work with the customers we serve.”
Once enrolled, a customer will pay the “budget payment” amount listed on their monthly bill for a 12 month period. This will allow customers to know how much they can expect to pay each month for their natural gas bill. This consistent charge eliminates the guess work when it comes to budgeting for monthly finances and avoids increased heating costs during the winter season. Accounts are reviewed and adjusted, if needed, for accuracy in January, August, and October.
Each customer’s Budget Payment Plan amount is calculated on an individual basis by looking at their previous usage rates, 30-year normal weather, and the present and estimated cost of natural gas.
Customers can sign-up for the plan by paying the “budget payment” amount listed on their August bill, visiting Columbia Gas online at online at ColumbiaGasOhio.com/Budget, or by calling 1-800-344-4077.
The budget payment plan is free and open to all Columbia Gas of Ohio customers.