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Winter energy support demand shoots up 60%

Winter energy support demand shoots up 60%

CLEVELAND – After a cold winter, snow is also being seen in some places, cold is now on the mind of many people.

At Step Forward’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) offices, leaders told News 5 that even before temperatures dropped, the need for heating assistance had already increased.

Paul, director of Step Forward Energy Assistance Services, said, “We have increased the number of phone calls by about 25% and this year saw a nearly 60% increase in the number of customers calling to make appointments for the Winter Crisis Program Is.” Billups said.

As BillUps points out, this equates to more than 26,000 calls for energy support over a three-week period.

related: Tips to save money on heating your home this winter

“About 30% of our customers were new customers in the summer, so we expect this trend to continue into the winter,” Billup said.

Families that need help paying heating costs can apply for one of their energy assistance programs. click here,

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Click here for more information: https://www.stepforwardtoday.org/energy-assistance-programs

back in august, News 5 informed viewers that natural gas prices have doubled in a little over a year.

Since then, the decline in prices has been visible after peaking earlier this year. However, they are still almost the same or more than 15% compared to the same time last year.

Homeowners Can Switch Through Natural Gas Suppliers Ohio’s Energy Choice Website and compare rates.

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However, despite rising costs, Billups told News 5 that he is not concerned about meeting demand through this federal program.

“We’re not running out of funds, that’s the only thing I’m sure about,” he said.

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