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In a time of rising energy prices, natural gas remains the most cost-effective home heating fuel. 


Looking ahead:

  • According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this heating season, the average American household using heating oil will spend 2.5x more than the average household that uses natural gas.
  • As of November 29, 2022, the average price of heating oil in the Hudson Valley was between $5.64 and $5.70 a gallon, an increase of between 56 and 66 percent over the same week last year.
  • The Department of Energy expects homes that use propane to spend about 1.7x more than homes that use natural gas.

Looking at last year:

Natural gas prices have been lower than other heating fuels for a number of years now. Here's a price comparison during the most recent heating season within the Central Hudson service territory:


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It's proven.

With natural gas, you don't need to wonder if your heating system will do the job on the coldest New York nights. Gas furnaces are a proven technology, generating comfortable heat in any weather at greater than 95 percent efficiency.

In addition, you don't need to worry about scheduling deliveries since gas is delivered on-demand via a secure underground distribution system.


Getting started

Is gas available at your address?

If you're interested in learning more, first you need to determine if natural gas service is available at your property. 

Step one — Take a look at the map below showing where Central Hudson has natural gas lines. If you live in one of these cities or towns, are are near a gas main, natural gas may be available. 

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Step two — If you do live in the natural gas service territory, use our online lookup tool to see if gas is available at your address. From there, you can contact us to learn more. 

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