Do you feel your electric bill is higher than usual?
Energy costs, like most commodities, are on the rise, with prices affecting suppliers, cooperatives, and end consumers. The Mankato Free Press interviewed the housing services director at Minnesota Valley Action Council and here’s what he had to say.
Beyond high commodity prices, here are some ideas to troubleshoot other factors that may be contributing to a higher-than-normal bill, along with suggestions on ways you can lower your electric bill.
As a member of the cooperative, you can take advantage of energy-saving programs, designed especially for you and your household needs. Visit our Energy Wise page for detailed information on programs for heating, cooling, and electric water heating.
You can also get an estimated idea of your appliance usage by using the Appliance and Electronic Energy Use Calculator provided by energy.gov. This calculator allows you to estimate your annual energy use and cost to operate dozens of different appliances and electronic devices when you choose Minnesota as your state and input your specific usage information.
Annual usage and cost to operate a ceiling fan are shown on the left.More Energy-Saving Tips