Why Feed the Beast?
There’s a beast in your home… and it’s hungry. If you don’t watch it, the beast will gobble up your family budget this winter. It gives you chills to think about feeding the beast, but you’ll be left in, in the cold if you don’t.
How high will gas prices rise?
With hurricanes disrupting the nation’s gas supply and uncertainty from the Middle East scaring the commodities speculators into pushing prices higher, it’s going to be more expensive than ever to feed the beast. According to the Energy Information Administration’s Winter Outlook, “This winter, tight global oil markets and elevated crude oil prices are expected to result in higher heating oil, natural gas and propane prices.” How much?
+15% for Natural Gas
+28% for Heating Oil
+22% for Propane
Gas and oil price increases directly affect electric heat as well since they fuel the combustion turbines used by electric utilities for peak loads.
How cold will this winter get?
If that’s not enough, this summer was one of the coolest on record. There’s no sign that the weather patterns that brought us the unusually cool weather are abating. If 2004 brought us one of the coolest summers on record, it stands to reason that it will also bring us one of the coldest winters. Not only will you pay more, but you will use more!
Is it time to retire the beast?
If your heating system is getting on in years, it might be time to consider retiring the beast. Before you spend a fortune on heating this winter, before you face new repairs in the cold of night and dead of winter, consider upgrading to a new, high efficiency heating system. Depending on the age of your heating system, the amount of the energy price increases, and the depth of winter, we might be able to cut your heating costs by half! Call (256) 381-6392.
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