Lower winter heating costs predicted for Ohio

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Ohioans should see lower natural gas heating bills this winter.

According to The Columbus Dispatch, gas prices — and gas consumption — are predicted to be lower than they were last winter. This winter is predicted to be slightly warmer than Jan. and Feb. 2014, but only by a couple degrees.

In Ohio, most people heat their homes with natural gas, but a number of people use electricity, propane or heating oil. Natural gas, electric and propane users can get fixed-rate contracts to lock in prices for the upcoming cold months. However, residents who use electric heat will see an increase in their bills during the winter months.

From The Columbus Dispatch:

“‘It won’t be as severe as it was last winter, but it’s not going to (be so warm that) you say, “Geez, this is a mild winter,” ’ said Bob Smerbeck, a senior meteorologist for AccuWeather.”

Via: The Columbus Dispatch > Heating bills in Ohio expected to be lower this winter

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