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Kentucky customers seeing 'sharply higher electric bills'
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission says customers ... as that is when energy experts say most people are comfortable inside their homes. You can also take steps to weatherize your home. This includes sealing cracks, adding ...
FRANKFORT, Ky(WKYT) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission says customers are paying much more for their electric bills, and there are ways you can lower the cost.
The commission says the bills received in late December through early January were much higher than the previous billing period because of the bitter cold temperatures across the state.
Sharp increases are attributed to the use of resistance, or strip heatingThis heating consumes more electricity than heat pumps, which do not work as well when temperatures dip below freezing.
The commission also reports a 20 percent year-to-year increase because temperatures were warmer from November 2016 - January 2017 compared to November 2017 - January 2018.
Customers can opt for budget billing, which allows them to pay the same amount each month based on their average monthly usageAnother suggestion for customers is to keep the thermostat set at 68 degrees, as that is when energy experts say most people are comfortable inside their homes.
You can also take steps to weatherize your homeThis includes sealing cracks, adding insulation or installing energy-efficient doors and windows.
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