Home heating costs expected to go up

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(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Many of us turn the heat off in late spring and don't turn it on again for several months.

The Energy Information Administration says this winter will cost you almost $2,500 to heat your homes. If you use oil, expect your costs to go up 17 percent over last year.
    
Natural gas customers will see a 15 percent increase. Are there ways to stay on a budget? Michael Ferrante, President of the Massachusetts Oilheat Council, explains.