National Grid estimates heating costs will be lower this winter
Oct 23, 2018 7:00 am
Richard Moody is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media National Grid is estimating heating costs in the eastern part of New York this winter will be less than last year, based just released estimated costs for the season, which runs from November 1 to March 31. Residents in the eastern part of the state who use natural gas, will pay an estimated $507 for the winter heating season, as opposed to last year’s average of $538. National Grid estimates a total of $422 for customers who use electric heat, compared to nearly $464 last year. National Grid’s natural gas heating cost estimates are based on 713 therms. Electric costs are estimated to show a $6.20 per month decrease, based on a usage of 600 kilowatts, according to the company. Neither Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation or New York State Electric and Gas provide cost estimates for the winter season, their company spokespeople said. National Grid advises that even with a forecast of lower bills that customers use energy wisely and take advantage of the company's energy efficiency programs. National Grid’s New York President John Bruckner said, “Simple steps taken now — like changing furnace filters, increasing insulation, sealing windows and doors and using LED light bulbs — can help control energy costs this winter and all year around.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.