For Release: 10/11/2019
WPS customers expected to see lower heating bills this winter
Green Bay — As the temperatures drop and furnaces kick on across Wisconsin this weekend, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) customers are hearing some good news: Their heating bills are expected to be lower this winter. Our winter heating forecast shows the average customer will pay 4% less this winter than they did last year.
Our winter heating forecast is based on a 20-year average of winter weather and assumes the price of natural gas remains where it is today on the spot market. If both of those factors hold true, we expect the average customer to pay nearly $23 less in winter heating costs compared to last year.
This first blast of cold air is also a good reminder than you can take steps to save even more on your energy bill.
- Turn your thermostat back 7-10 degrees when you’re asleep or away.
- Seal gaps around windows, doors and siding to keep warm air in.
- Schedule a furnace tune-up for safety and efficiency, saving money in the long run.
If you want to manage your energy costs by spreading out charges more evenly over 12 months, you may want to consider our Budget Billing program.
Also, qualified WPS customers can apply for energy assistance for the upcoming heating season. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program provides qualified residents with a one-time grant to help pay energy bills. More than 200,000 Wisconsin families receive assistance each year.
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