Near record-cold weather has people cranking up the heat and paying higher electric bills. Greenville Utilities says this bill cycle will be the coldest one in it's history.
Greenville Utilities says customers' bills have increased 10-15% compared to this time last year. Energy Services Director Andy Yakim says it's not the washing machine, dishwasher, or holiday lights running up the bill- the heat accounts for 60% of your bill. Yakim says by keeping your thermostat set lower than 68 degrees you will save money. That will save you save 3-5 percent for each degree under 68.
For no charge, Greenville Utilities Energy Services will come to your home and assess how you can cut your bill.
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