If you’re anything like my family, you put a fire in every chance you get. Because we burn an insane amount of firewood every winter, I’m sure our natural gas expenditures are relatively low compared to others. This got me thinking how much natural gas the average home uses in America.
CNBC reported a few months ago that natural gas expenditures should increase this winter. Seeing as we’re smack dab in the middle of it right now, it’s relevant to take a look at just how much they’re going to increase.
The average American household used 60.2 gallons of natural gas in the winter of 2014, which cost about $641.
And given the fact that the EIA believes this winter will be 13 percent colder than last season, more expenditures on natural gas are predicted for the 2017 season. Despite this prediction, this winter will also be 3 percent warmer than the 10-year average. So, colder than last year, but not as cold as it’s been for the past 10 years combined.
Perhaps this “colder” winter compared to last year will urge homeowners to turn the heat up. For natural gas users, you can expect your bill to rise by $116 compared to last winter. This price will be the highest since the 2010-11 season
On the other hand, if you have a fireplace, you can just try to put a fire in every chance you get.