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Nice House, But It's Expensive to Heat

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Nice House, But It's Expensive to Heat

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Opening utility bills in winter can be painful. Imagine what Texas resident Richard Redden felt when he opened his and saw that he owed $24 billion. He was one of 1,400 Texas customers who got bills with major errors this month. "I know they raised the rates a bit," Redden told Associated Press, adding: "I guess we shouldn't have run the heater quite so much this month."

RENÉE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne.

Opening utility bills in winter can be painful. Imagine what Texas resident Richard Redden felt when he opened his and saw that he owed $24 billion. He was one of 1,400 Texas customers who got bills with major errors this month. The electric company says, oops, sorry. It's sending out corrected bills. I know they raised the rates a bit, Redden told AP. Adding, I guess we shouldn't have run the heater quite so much this month.

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