U.S. Energy Information Admin Predicting Lower Heating Costs this Winter
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting lower heating costs this winter. The heat savings could be down as much as 5% from last year with natural gas heat. Heat powered by electricity could be down as much as 2% this winter.
The cost of natural gas and electricity is predicted to remain the same as last year, but forecasts anticipate a warmer winter.
You can make the heat costs go down even more by following these tips:
- Cover the windows and unused doors with plastic to seal out the winter chill.
- Turn down the boiler or furnace, and use a portable heater that you can use in the rooms you frequent.
- Insulate the attic or seal it during the winter.
- Tune up your boiler or furnace to make sure it is running efficiently.
- Use an HVAC automation system that you can adjust for certain times of day.
- Commission, re-commission, or retro-commission your HVAC system to guaruntee it is performing at its peak.
What are some other things you do to save on heating bills?