We Energies projects one of lowest heating season costs in 20 years
We Energies is projecting one of the lowest cost heating seasons of the last 20 years.
The company says costs are projected to fall about 11 percent from last year, or about $58 per customer. Spokesperson Brendan Conway says the driving factor, is a decrease in the cost of natural gas. Once mostly transported from the Gulf Coast, fracking has made the resource abundant throughout the country,
"It was hard to get, there was a limited supply," Conway said. "And then as you found shale gas across the country, there is an abundant natural gas supply in this country, which is good news as you head to winter."
You can save more than the projected 11 percent following some advice. Make sure your furnace is working efficiently, seal up any leaky windows or doors and turn the heat down a few degrees when you leave the house or go to sleep.
"If you're using less natural gas, you're using less heat, you're going to pay less," Conway said. "Those little things do add up, especially when you look out over fix, six months that our winter can last a long time."
We energies recommends checking to see if you're available for financial assistance for heating. You can find more information on that program here