home heating costs

Spotlight: New York’s Rising Utility Rates

Posted on 03/17/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

PoliticsWhile Washington, D.C., has been home for the last 25 years, I grew up in New York and am still a New Yorker at heart. I miss many things about the Empire State, but definitely not the winters — especially this year, when the strong storms and bitter cold have been brutal. During the harsh winter months, it is critical that we all are able to keep our homes warm and the lights on. For New Yorkers, this is becoming …

Ka-Ching: Home Heating Costs to Rise

Posted on 10/9/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsGet ready to pay more to heat your home this winter. Prices for natural gas, electricity and propane are projected to rise. That means about 90 percent of 116 million U.S. households will be shelling out more to stay warm from now through next March, according to forecasts by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Sign up for the AARP Money Matters newsletter Here’s what you’ll be paying in total over those six months: Natural gas customers: an average of $679 …