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Study: 1 in 5 NJ residents wait until temperatures are freezing to turn on the heat

New Jersey residents may be holding off on turning on their heat to save money on rising energy prices.

News 12 Staff

Nov 7, 2022, 11:31 PM

Updated 621 days ago

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New Jersey residents may be holding off on turning on their heat to save money on rising energy prices.
A new study commissioned by ServiceMaster Restoration by Zapa suggests that 1.1 million New Jersey residents will only turn on their heaters when temperatures reach below freezing.
The survey suggests 1 in 5 New Jersey residents plan to wait until Dec. 11 to turn on their heat. This is when temperatures typically dip to 32 degrees.
The United States Energy Information Administration says consumers can expect to pay 28% more for their heat this winter compared to last year.
ServiceMaster Restoration by Zapa says there are a few ways homeowners can keep their energy costs down:
  • Make sure appliances are working effectively.
  • Make sure nothing is blocking heating systems.
  • Seal any potential openings that allow drafts to come into the home.
  • Keep the heat on the lowest bearable level at night, or when not home.


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