Homeowners Bracing For Potentially High Heating Bills This Winter

REVERE (CBS) – The weather is turning cold and no one is expecting Mother Nature to provide a redundancy of kindness like last winter’s mild weather.

At Mawr Oil in Chelsea, Jen Randa says customers are concerned about the heating costs.

“Even in the summer, people call and ask what prices are going to be in the winter,” Randa told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens as she delivered oil to a Revere home Wednesday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The Energy Information Administration is forecasting that the Northeast will have record high bills this winter – an average bill of $2,500 for oil.

Natural gas heat is expected to rise 17 percent over last winter.

“The prices aren’t great but it’s time because sooner of later, it’s going to be cold,” Randa said.

Last week, the AccuWeather Winter Forecast was released predicting a snowy and cold winter.

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