On average, Kentucky customers can expect to pay nearly 17-percent more this year than last on natural gas. Nearly half of the natural gas used during the winter months comes from storage.
Natural gas prices peaked this past summer when distributors were purchasing gas for the up-coming winter. Therefore, the high gas prices will be passed to consumers this winter.
Homeowners are urged to weatherize around doors and windows to help reduce energy costs. Weather-stripping and storm windows will help to keep cold air out and warm air inside.
Dropping your thermostat from 72 degrees to 68 degrees could cut energy costs up to 15 percent.
Columbia Gas plans to offer other energy tips at their booth at the Home Depot on Harrodsburg Road November 15th.