Keeping heating bills affordable in the winter months
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - If you’re trying to stay warm this winter and save some money in the process, the Nebraska Public Power District has a few tips.
First, if you’re standing on the inside of a door or window and feel cold air coming in, it’s likely a sign it’s time to replace your weather stripping. That little bit of cold air will force your heater to work harder and raise your heating bill. Secondly, make sure all air vents are free of any blockages.
If you’re concerned about paying your energy bills, Grant Otten with NPPD told Local4 News there’s help you can receive to make ends meet during the cold months.
“Energy bills can get higher in the winter obviously and obviously in the summer,” Otten said. “That’s when the energy bills are up there so if people have that concern you can’t pay your bill reach out to us or whoever you’re power provider is and get the opportunities that we can work with you just so we can figure out something that works for you to make sure you get your bill paid off and your heat stays on.”
According to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, heating costs are expected to rise more than 17% from winter 2021.
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