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Winter Heating Costs and Older and Low-Income Households - January 2011

Since the mid-1990s, home heating costs have been increasing due to the overall rise in energy costs. Initial projections of winter 2010-2011 heating costs indicate that heating expenses will be much higher this year for households using heating oil, while those using natural gas and electricity for heating are expected to see about the same costs as last year.

 

Heating Costs for Consumers age 65+ by Region and Main Heating Fuel, Winters 09-10 and 10-11 (Projected)

Sources: Residential Energy Consumption Survey, 2005; Short term Energy Outlook, January 2011 (Table WF01); Prepared by the AARP Public Policy Institute, January 2011.

 

Heating costs differ based on geographic location. These costs are projected to be highest in the New England census division where heating oil is the primary heating fuel used, followed by the Middle Atlantic census division.

 

Census Regions and Divisions of the United States

Source: Energy Information Administration. This image is available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/reps/maps/us_census.html

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