If you don’t prepare for the upcoming heating season it will cost you more than ever. Insulating and weather sealing your home now will save you cash on your energy bills.
According to the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association folks, in the USA, will pay more for home heating this year.
Home heating-fuel expenses this winter will be highest for heating oil.
The average family, using heating oil, will be paying $1,834 for the season. That is up 28 percent or $402 from last year.
The group expects propane costs to average $1,732, up 30 percent or $384.
Folks who rely on electricity for heat will pay $883 this winter, up 7 percent or $58.
Natural gas expenses will be the cheapest of the major heating fuels, averaging $881, up 5 percent or $50, the group said.
Comment from the Energy Boomer:
Folks who heat with electric power pay less than folks who heat with oil or propane because:
• Their homes are insulated better
• Their homes are weather sealed better
• They get a special billing rate for heating
• All of the above
Spending money now to reduce your heating bills is a very good investment this year. Many money saving tasks can be do-it-yourself projects. Save some of your cash instead of watching the football game half time commercials.
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