Natural gas sales & prices, Energy consumption, Prices, Heating equipment, Propane, Winter, and Electricity
The article reports on the anticipated increase in heating prices in the U.S. in winter of 2014. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects natural gas to rise 14 percent, spending on heating with propane in the Midwest with an average of $120 or 9 percent, and heating with electricity at $18 or 2 percent. Contractors will be facing challenges brought by the winter season while homeowners were encouraged to invest home efficient units amidst rising prices.
The article presents some tips to speed-up in the heat-pumps market competition. Customized comfort is a process that allows a seller to determine a buyer's specific desires so a solution can be tailored that exceeds expectations. The power of differentiation peaks when sellers offer benefits buyers want and the competition does not offer. For instance, in this industry, heat pumps provide an amazing opportunity for differentiation. Heat pumps run on electricity and electric prices vary with demand. Depending upon the locale, heat pumps may actually cost less to operate than a gas appliance.