Why Your Heating Bill Just Jumped Despite Not Changing Your Heating Use

As utility prices have gone up over the past few years, monitoring your heating and cooling costs has become a must. While some yearly variation is expected, you can generally set guidelines that keep your power and fuel usage relatively stable. However, it's still possible for your bills to spike. If that happens, one of two things is going on. One you can't help, but the other is something for which you can take action.