Thermal Image of Heat Loss

Thermal Image of Heat Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although global oil prices have plummeted, the cost of heating your home this winter will be a lot more expensive, especially for households that depend on fuel oil, the Energy Department predicted Tuesday.

Households that use fuel oil can expect to spend an average of $2,388 — or $449 more than last year — for the October-April heating season. Users of natural gas will pay less than half that, $1,010 on average, still $155 more than last year.

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