A Home Energy Audit Now Cuts Heating Costs, Ice Dams LaterWe know what's coming. But with any luck, it won't be nearly as severe as last winter. Still, our drop in temperatures should be a sign of action we can take now to help save heating dollars in the months ahead. Never before have homeowners had more tools and technology to check their homes for heating problems and poor insulation. Both deficiencies will contribute to costly heating bills and the formation of ice dams.
State Agencies Sever Ties With Mpls. Non-ProfitA non-profit, accused of using grant money to fund lavish trips and a Costco membership, was shut down by the state on Friday. The state is seeking $600,000 back from Community Action of Minneapolis. The agency helps low-income families with heating bills and works to find people jobs.
Good Question: What Difference Does A Few Degrees Make On Heating Bills?CenterPoint Energy says customers should expect this month's bill to be 35-50 percent higher than last month because of the record cold. According to Xcel Energy, its customers are expected to use 14 percent more natural gas this January compared to January 2013.
Good Question: Why Do Our Heating Bills Fluctuate So Much?The Department of Energy released its winter fuel outlook and found homeowners with natural gas can expect increases in their heating bills of up to 13 percent.