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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Heating bill help available for low-income families
Low-income individuals and families concerned about winter heating costs can begin applying for help Friday.
The federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program pays for part of the heatin... Posted on 9/30/10 at 2:45 PM
The price of natural gas for the upcoming winter heating season is expected to be down about 4 percent from last year’s very low prices, said Dave Goodin, president and chief executive officer of Montana-Dakota Utilities.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals and families concerned about winter heating costs that help is available, and they can now apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
No matter what source of heat — natural gas, oil, propane or electricity — it is expensive to heat your home.
It’s more important than ever to make the most of the heat your furnace produces. About 45 percent of the energy used in homes goes toward heating and cooling, so running your system in the most efficient way, can make a big impact.
Lance Brower, NDSU Extension Service
, February 03, 2010
Programs in the Dakotas that help low-income people pay their heating bills are getting more federal money.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released about $1.2 million to both South Dakota and North Dakota.
North Dakota and South Dakota are getting a total of more than $24 million in federal money to help needy families pay their heating bills through the rest of the calendar year as both states’ energy assistance programs appear in good shape ahead of winter.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
, October 24, 2009
As the temperatures drop and days get shorter we struggle to see how long we can go without flipping the switch to turn on the furnace.
Last winter included numerous days of below-zero temps and often it would have been a relief to toss the heating bill on the fire along with another log.
Staying warm won’t be quite as expensive this winter.
People who heat with natural gas should do especially well, seeing their lowest bills in five years. But no matter what fuel is used, heating costs are expected to take less of a bite out of household budgets in the coming months — from $20 to as much as $280 lower than last winter depending on what fuel is used, the government says.
A federally funded program that helps needy North Dakotans pay their heating bills is gearing up for winter.
More than 16,000 North Dakota households got help last year through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. says customers will pay about 12 percent less for natural gas to heat their homes this fall and winter compared with last year.
The Bismarck-based utility is projecting a $65 decrease for average residential home heating bills over five months, from November through March.
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