Natural gas prices are now shooting up while many aren’t using so much so people don’t notice - but people will this winter in the northern hemisphere.
There’s lots people can do now to get ready for winter to reduce use and costs.
If you have an attic, look at how to add some extra insulation.
Get an insulation blanket made for your water heater. They lose a lot of heat in the winter.
Insulate pipes if you can because there could be outages and it can help prevent freeze-ups.
Look into storm windows or even just a layer of plastic over your windows. Need to make sure they will seal fairly well so cold air doesn’t leak.
And if you are in an area that might suffer a natural gas outage - say, like Texas - might consider some electric heaters so you diversify your energy sources. Just be careful - electric heaters are expensive to run if you don’t have solar and you don’t want to overload wiring (circuit breakers/fuses or no). For those drawing from the grid, electric heaters should be a last resort due to cost to run but YMMV depending where you are.
The time to prepare is now before the big bills hit that take big chunks out of the budget. It’s money spent now that can save lots later.