Winter heating costs rise in Portland

Find out how much Portland heating bills may go up this winter (and what you can do about it!).

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Winter Heating in Portland rises from $1,210.48 last year to $1,617.78 this winter!

This winter, heating costs in Portland are expected to increase to around $269.63 each month or an average of $1,617.78 for the whole season . Compare this to an average of $201.75 last winter or $1,210.48 for the season. The average Portland resident can expect to pay about $67.88 more per month or $407.3 more this season.

Portland Heating Costs by Fuel Type

The averages above take into account the different heat sources used in Portland home. The fuel type used to warm your home affects the price you pay. Let's look at Portland heating bills based on fuel type.

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Portland Electric bills increase by $134.36

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Electricity heated homes will pay an average of $134.36 more this winter season. At least 366 Portland homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average Portland home spend on electric heating bills this winter?

Electric heating will cost one thousand five hundred eleven dollars nineteen cents ($1,511.19) in Portland this year, that's an average of $two hundred fifty-one dollars eighty-seven cents ($251.87) per winter month. This is in comparison to one thousand three hundred seventy-six dollars eighty-four cents ($1,376.84) last winter. That's a one hundred thirty-four dollars thirty-six cents ($134.36).

Portland Fuel Oil bills increase by $435.08

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Fuel oil heated homes will pay an average of $435.08 more this winter season. At least 2865 Portland homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average Portland resident spend on fuel oil heating bills this winter?

Fuel oil heating will cost one thousand six hundred twenty-five dollars ten cents ($1,625.10) in Portland this year, that's an average of $two hundred seventy dollars eighty-five cents ($270.85) per winter month. This is in comparison to one thousand one hundred ninety dollars one cent ($1190.01) last winter. That's a four hundred thirty-five dollars eight cents ($435.08).

Portland Natural Gas bills increase by $686.48

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Electricity heated homes will pay an average of $686.48 more this winter season. At least 266 Portland homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average Portland resident spend on natural gas heating bills this winter?

Natural Gas heating will cost one thousand four hundred two dollars fifty-two cents ($1,402.52) in Portland this year, that's an average of $two hundred thirty-three dollars seventy-five cents ($233.75) per winter month. This is in comparison to seven hundred sixteen dollars four cents ($716.04) last winter. That's a six hundred eighty-six dollars forty-eight cents ($686.48).

Portland Propane bills increase by $373.28

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Electricity heated homes will pay an average of $373.28 more this winter season. At least 103 Portland homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average Portland resident spend on propane heating bills this winter?

Propane heating will cost one thousand nine hundred thirty-two dollars thirty-one cents ($1,932.31) in Portland this year, that's an average of $three hundred twenty-two dollars five cents ($322.05) per winter month. This is in comparison to one thousand three hundred seventy-six dollars eighty-four cents ($1,559.03) last winter. That's a one hundred thirty-four dollars thirty-six cents ($373.28).

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This winter, energy efficient Portland homes will save about $155.4 and $671.75.

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Portland homes using electricity as their primary heating fuel that perform energy efficiency upgrades may expect to save between $422.82 and $671.75. That's between $70.47 and $111.96 each month!

In other words, more efficient electrically heated homes pay only $1,088.37 and the most efficient pay around $839.45 instead of about $1,511.19 for the entire winter season.

Portland homes that use natural gas as their primary heating fuel that perform energy efficiency upgrades may expect to save between $155.4 and $311.67 just in this winter season. That's between $25.9 and $51.95 each month!

In other words, more efficient natural gas heated homes pay only $1,247.13 and the most efficient pay around $1,090.85 instead of about $1,402.52 for the entire winter season.

(Based on Eversource Energy Calculator and Consumption & Price Data from the Energy Information administration)

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The data provided on this page is a set of estimates in order to provide to the best of our ability predictions as to what prices may look like in your city. There may be differences between what you see here and your actual bills. Though we do our best to constantly update and improve our predictive methods, the tool and data provided does not constitute legal or financial advice and we provide no warranties as to its accuracy. Please also conduct further research and consult your utility for details on your specific utility usage.

Next data update: March 25th 2022

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