Syracuse’s National Grid says residents that own heating oil furnaces will feel the impact much more than natural gas users. Households that use heating oil can expect to see about a four hundred dollar increase this winter. Those that use natural gas will see about a fifty dollar increase (http://www.neada.org/).
A local heating distributor says people do not need to spend big bucks on a more efficient furnace. Simply making some changes at home can mean big savings on your heating bill. Here is a list of some things you can do.
- If you keep your thermostat at a typical 72 to 74 degrees, lower it to 68 to 70 degrees.
- Dress in layers around the house
- Add some additional insulation around windows.