Energy Prices Expected to Rise for U.S. Households this Winter

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PrimaLoft provides simple tips for keeping warm inside and out

ALBANY, New York – (December 17, 2012) – From natural gas to heating oil, consumers can expect to see rising costs to ensure comfort this winter season according to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration ( The survey indicates U.S. households will spend more to heat their homes this winter.

According to the U.S. Energy Department's study, heating bills will rise 20 percent for heating oil customers, 15 percent for natural gas customers, 13 percent for propane customers and 5 percent for electricity customers. In addition to being the world's highest performing synthetic insulation for outerwear, PrimaLoft® is also known as The Luxury Down Alternative®, in the home and bedding industries due to its luxurious feel, unrivaled comfort and hypoallergenic properties. PrimaLoft® is the fill of choice for comforters, blankets, pillows, mattress pads, and other premium bedding products used by the world's finest brands and luxury hotels. PrimaLoft® bedding can be found in the finest hotels, specialty stores, catalogues, and upscale department stores.

“Whether consumers are out on the slopes, lounging around their house, or sleeping comfortably in bed, PrimaLoft® performance insulations keep millions of users warm, dry and comfortable all winter long,” stated Eileen Berner, Director of Sales & Marketing, PrimaLoft®.

PrimaLoft®'s proprietary blend of ultra-fine microfibers are designed to keep the body warm, dry and comfortable in any condition. PrimaLoft® insulation's performance qualities make it the insulation choice for top outdoor brands in outerwear, gloves, socks, boots and sleeping bags.

As an alternative to turning up the thermostat, PrimaLoft® offers a few simple tips for those who want to remain warm without spending more:

• Instead of turning up the heat when you're inside the house, keep your core and extremities insulated and you'll retain more body heat. Layer on a PrimaLoft® insulated vest, like the Patagonia Nano Puff, to keep your core warm. Add soft and cozy Fox River socks made with PrimaLoft® Yarn to keep your feet toasty while you lounge around the house or run errands.
• Build a crackling fire, and snuggle up with a lofty and luxurious PrimaLoft® comforter, from Macy's Hotel Collection. It's another simple way to stay warm without cranking the thermostat.
• Keep moving! The more you move around, whether exercising outside or cleaning the house inside, the warmer you will be! Moving keeps your body temp raised, keeps energy levels up and burns calories.

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About PrimaLoft®:
PrimaLoft® insulation was originally developed for the US Army as a water-resistant synthetic alternative to down. Today, PrimaLoft® is the research and development leader in high performance insulations and technical fabrics, which provide warmth and comfort from head-to-toe. Its family of products is manufactured in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The PrimaLoft® brand is recognized globally and is used in leading outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, work wear and military applications. For more information, please visit