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Homeowners heating bills will increase as much as $150 this winter

October 5, 1999
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

Your heating bill will rise as much as 150 dollars this winter. Aaron Cummins has that story from Jefferson City--

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According to Missouri's Natural Resources department, an average consumer's bill will rise 30 dollars a month compared to last winter.

The increase stems from high oil and natural gas prices and a winter that is projected to be colder than last year's.

The department's energy spokesman Jim Muench says homeowners should seal windows and doors to help avoid high bills.

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Contents: Jim Muench says that it's important to control air coming in and out of your house because a leaky window can cause a large increase in energy bills.

Muench says another tip for homeowners is to replace your furnace's filter.

From the state capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.


Homeowners can expect a significant rise in heating bills this winter in comparison with last year. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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Crude oil prices are as high as they've been since the early eighties and a winter colder than last year's is expected.

All this leads to the consumer paying more for heat this winter.

The Missouri Natural Resources Department estimates the increase at $150 for the average consumer.

Spokesman Jim Muench says that is substantial.

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Contents: Jim Muench says that an increase of 30 dollars a month means a lot to a normal family.

Muench says that a homeowner can reduce energy bills by sealing windows and doors and changing the furnace's filter.

From the capitol, I'm Aaron Cummins.