Heating Bills for Area Residents Could be Going Up

Heating bills for area residents could be going
up this winter compared to last year. Officials at Alliant Energy say a warmer
winter last year resulted in less energy being used for heating. The company
says if the region sees normal winter weather and the price of natural gas
holds steady, the average customer could pay $423 in winter heating costs, an
increase of eight percent or 32 dollars more than last winter. The typical
heating season runs from November through March.