State regulators are warning New York State residents that they should expect higher heating bills this winter.
Natural gas prices have gone up, and the increase is expected to cost residents 21% more.
Bill prices will also depend on how cold it get and how often customers use gas.
The bill increase may seem high, but it’s within the threshold of what it’s been for previous years and comes after years of lower prices.
The forecast predicts the most expensive winter since 2014-15, which cost people up to $900 per month.
People with low income can apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program, also know as HEAP, to help pay for the cost.
This year a family of 4 that makes under $63,000 qualifies. The qualifications change depending on family size.
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