Summer Season Brings Increase in Utility Bills


Summer begins this Sunday and warmer temperatures often come with it.

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is providing tips to help combat the increase in electric bills.

Counselor Dave Stippler says the summer season should be a time to remember to use electricity more wisely. Doing so can not only ease the cost of running utilities, but also prevent excess workload on the electric grid.

According to information released by the Counselor’s office, unplugging cell phone chargers when you’re not using them, and turning off ceiling fans when not in a room can reduce electricity consumption.

More time consuming tasks such as cleaning an air conditioning filters and ensuring duct work is properly sealed can also help.

More information about saving can be found online.