This year that heat could cost less than previous winters. The New York State Public Service Commission announced that prices for electric and gas are down for the 2019 winter season.
Residents in Rochester are excited about the possibility of lower bills for heating this winter.
“I’m content, I’m looking forward to it. I don’t know if that will be the case but I’m looking forward to it,” said Myron Billups, a homeowner.
“I’m hoping this year will be less. Cause its been quite high in the past,” said Betty Hicks, a Rochester renter.
Residential customers using an average of 600 kWh of electric heat can expect to pay $34 per month. Those using natural gas can expect to pay around $152 per month or under $760 from November through March with an average use of 720 therms of natural gas.