With temperatures dropping, many people have turned on their furnaces. But for natural gas consumers, prices are expected to remain steady.
The U.S. Energy Department's winter fuel outlook is scheduled to be released later this week. However, Peggy Ehora from Dominion says starting on Wednesday (Oct 10), variable rates for Dominion auction customers will be three dollars and 62 cents for a standard unit. That's up 39 cents from last month.
Ehora says four years ago, natural gas cost more than 13 dollars a unit. Even with low prices, there are ways to save even more money. Ehora suggests maintaining your furnace and getting it checked yearly. She also says to seal cracks and cover drafty windows and doors.