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Lower Heat Bills

September 27, 2006, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

Lower Heat Bills
One of the cold reality's of living in KELOLAND are harsh winters and high heating bills.

There's a definite chill in the air this week, but as we get ready to close out the month of September, there could be some good news when we open up that first heating bill this winter.

Warren Nelsen has lived in his home for 47 years, and for 47 years he says he's battled....ants. 

"They're all now about that big," said Nelsen. 

But one thing he shouldn't have to fight this year, are high heating costs.

"I got everything caulked and cracked and everything is new and I've done everything you can do and it makes a difference," said Nelsen. 

Last year, Nelsen says he paid over $140 a month to heat his home. 

"That's pretty high."
 
He's hoping it'll be cheaper this winter. 

"You know they go up fast, but they don't come down that fast." 

With lower fuel and natural gas prices, Mid American Energy says customers, like Nelsen, could see a 10-30 percent drop in their monthly bills. 

However, with leaves already falling, Nelsen worries this could be a long winter, affecting everyone's heating bills through supply and demand. 

But until that happens, Nelsen will take one battle at a time. 

"You got to fight the ants..." 

Last winter, the average Mid American Energy customer paid $116 per month.  2004-2005 customers paid $101.

Two factors could change how much we pay this winter, the hurricane season, which isn't over yet, and a long cold winter.

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