Heating costs expected to stay low this winter

Posted at 11:52 AM, Oct 07, 2016

You can expected to pay more to heat your home this winter than last year, when Western New York experienced the second mildest winter on record.

National Fuel says residential heating customers can expect to pay, on average, $497 for their five-month winter heating bill. That compares to $381 last year.

While this year's estimate is higher than last year, it is still lower than the 2012 through 2014.

In 2012, customers paid an average of $586. In 2013, the average bill shot up to $808. In 2014, the average winter bill in Western New York was $586.

Last year Buffalo didn't experience a measurable snowfall until December 17th.