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Manage Winter Home Energy Costs During the Pandemic


October 22, 2020

Carol Ehlers, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

by Carol Ehlers, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance

When prioritizing expenses, a major household bill is utilities (e.g., electricity, gas, water and sewer, landline and cell phone, and internet/cable). The highest utility cost is typically heating the home.

Plan for increasing home heating costs over the next six months. COVID-19 may increase these costs because many families are spending more time working and/or learning from home.

Average Iowa household utility expense of $2,580 varies widely according to the size of a home, climate, and utility usage patterns. Regardless of what...

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