Just as the United States constitution says “all men are created equal”, most people are born with an equal number of senses. This includes the sense of smell! Whether you’re smelling the aroma of flowers, freshly cut grass, a home-made apple pie or a gentle rain in the morning, the sense of smell is a blessing of life.
Nice scents are great, but foul scents are not so enticing! Natural gas does not have an odor but you may have the perception of a “rotten egg” smell. Call the gas company or 911 if you smell gas.
But how about those other scents, like money cents?
According to the Ohio.gov, public utility commission, natural gas is used by more than 50 percent of American households as their main heating source. Natural gas is clean, efficient, and relatively safe.
The price of natural gas may increase in the near future. Under “Cap and Trade”, according to a study by the George Washington Institute, as reported by U.S. News.com, by the year 2015, natural gas prices will have increased by 12 -50%.
National Policy Anaylsis estimates “natural gas prices may increase by between 18 and 21% by 2014, which would mean ”households stand to lose between $1,010 and $2,779 of income each year by 2014”.
No matter which source you believe, rising costs may hit you and your household. Let’s come to our senses and keep our “cents”!
So, wake up, and check up. . . while there is time!
Rachel of the Ricotta blog team