Our winter heating forecast is based on “normal” winter weather, an average of the past 20 years, and the price of natural gas remaining where it is today on the spot market. If both of those factors hold true, we expect the average customer to pay $496 in winter heating costs. That’s less than the cost has been in eight of the past 10 winters and approximately:
- 22% less than the previous 10-year average
- 44% less than the most expensive winter (2007-2008)
- 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
More money-saving tips
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, check to see if you qualify for assistance through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). Visit homeenergyplus.wi.gov or call 866-432-8947 to learn more.