Friday, July 19, 2013

Hazy, Hot and Summer: Heating and Cooling Cost Indices for Our Region

So since the flooding of three weeks ago we have been under the influence of that good old summer time hazy, hot and humid weather pattern. According to's weather data page our region ranks as one of the cheapest when it comes to cooling costs. Of course that might have something to do with the fact that we generally don't have that many days requiring cooling off from! On the other hand, we are also near the top of the heap when it comes to heating costs. Again, not surprising given our upstate New York winters!

According to, the Heating Cost Index and the Cooling Cost Index are indicators of the relative heating and cooling cost of an area. They are calculated based on the average temperate and duration of the hot and cold days for the area. Please note, the actual heating cost and cooling cost are also dependent on other factors specific to individual residences such as the size of the house, the insulation condition, and the equipment efficiency, etc.

Here is the data they offer about our region.

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