U.S. households heating their homes primarily will natural gas can expect to spend $578 on average this winter, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Households using propane or heating oil will spend, on average, anywhere from 2 to 3 times that amount. Though heating costs vary greatly due to differing climates, home sizes, insulation, and home age, there are several things you can do this winter to cut down your heating expenses.
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