Reach into the mail box the next couple of weeks, grab the bill you see to heat your home and hold your breath...but you may be in line for a pleasant surprise. Heating bills up to this point in the year are likely to be dramatically less compared to this point last year. After a very harsh December of 2010, this past December was very mild. Here's the difference:
The most recent average temperature of 35.1° for December of 2011 was an astounding 10.5° warmer than the previous December of 2010 which averaged 24.6°.