Study: NY Heating Costs To Increase Amid Central Hudson Electric Investigation
Burr, it's cold in here. Is that how you feel in your home?
A Recent Study Claimed That Heating Costs Will Increase In New York
We have come so far over the past couple of years and there really is nothing that doesn't surprise us anymore. With cooler weather, we may already expect to pay more money a month for heat.
Would You Consider Alternative Heating Options If Needed?
Some Hudson Valley residents have considered alternative heating options in the face of rising electric and heating costs. This may consist of a pellet stove, a wood stove, or a fireplace.
How Much Will Heat Increase In New York?
According to Insider.com,
"New Yorkers are likely to pay $206 a month for natural gas"
"Thousands had lost power across New York on Saturday after a winter storm left two feet of snow, according to CBS News. The snowy conditions are expected to persist throughout the week, leaving officials to warn holiday goers of potentially treacherous travel conditions"
According to CNN.
Hudson Valley Residents Are Unhappy After Receiving High Bills For Heat And Electricity
Hudson Valley residents have been voicing their opinions and concerns already after receiving high bills from Central Hudson this season. A new billing system may be the reason for this concern. Central Hudson has made multiple attempts to reassure customers on the reasonings for these drastically high bills.
According to Central Hudson, they
"purchase electricity and gas from third-party suppliers on behalf of customers. These costs are not marked up and Central Hudson does not profit from them, meaning customers pay the same rates as Central Hudson for the energy they use."
An Investigation Is Currently Happening In Regards To Hudson Valley Residents And Their Concern
Despite these explainations from Central Hudson, an investigation has been opened to look into these intense bills. According to Hudson Valley Post, an investigation into the new billing practices of Central Hudson has begun to shed some light on this distressing situation for residents.
The New York Public Service Commission discovered 'apparent violations of the Public Service Law, regulations, and Commission orders.' There are also concerns of the management of customers and their orders.
Do you believe that you spend a lot of money on heat and electricity during the cooler months? How high do they assume the bills will increase to? Let us know below.