Heating Costs

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  Imagine a home with windows that let in light but block the sun’s heat. Or a highly efficient heating and cooling system that also provides a home with all its water heating needs while using no additional energy. Energy efficient products like these are no longer fantasies for homeowners thanks to breakthroughs at the… Keep reading →

2011 US Open - Day 13

Breaking Energy featured the Top 10 New York Energy Entrepreneurs back in June as part of an extremely popular top 10 series that ran during New York Energy Week. The entrepreneurs were chosen by their energy industry peers via an open nomination process that returned a robust list of candidates. Whittling the impressive list of… Keep reading →


Space heating is likely the largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 45 percent of the average American family’s energy bills. That means making smart decisions about your home’s heating system can have a big impact on your energy bills. Our new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know… Keep reading →

Midwest Hammered By Second Major Snowstorm

The EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook finds US households heated with natural gas, propane and electricity face higher heating bills this winter. Homes in the northeast that use heating oil will pay slightly less for the fuel than last year. These price movements are primarily due to changes in underlying commodity prices,… Keep reading →

Russian Gas Supplies Through Ukraine Turned Off

Natural gas inventories, or the volume of gas periodically injected, stored and withdrawn in various parts of the US, is a major price determinant. Storage dynamics also vary significantly by region, from production centers with ample salt cavern storage capacity to demand centers like the northeast where cold winters require utilities to maintain enough supply… Keep reading →