Your heating bill will rise as much as 150 dollars this winter. Aaron Cummins has that story from Jefferson City--
According to Missouri's Natural Resources department, an average consumer's bill will rise 30 dollars a month compared to last winter.
The increase stems from high oil and natural gas prices and a winter that is projected to be colder than last year's.
The department's energy spokesman Jim Muench says homeowners should seal windows and doors to help avoid high bills.
Muench says another tip for homeowners is to replace your furnace's filter.
From the state capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.
Homeowners can expect a significant rise in heating bills this winter in comparison with last year. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--
Crude oil prices are as high as they've been since the early eighties and a winter colder than last year's is expected.
All this leads to the consumer paying more for heat this winter.
The Missouri Natural Resources Department estimates the increase at $150 for the average consumer.
Spokesman Jim Muench says that is substantial.
Muench says that a homeowner can reduce energy bills by sealing windows and doors and changing the furnace's filter.
From the capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.