Long Michigan Winters Can Be Tough on Energy Bills

Long, cold Midwest winters cause a direct increase in the amount of energy the average home uses, creating higher utility bills. Fortunately, there are many ways to take control of your energy use, which can help lower your utility costs over the season.
About half the cost of your utility bill is space heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
When the temperature drops, the increase in energy needed to heat your home can have a big impact on your bill.
People stay inside their homes more and use more energy for heating, lighting, hot water, electric blankets, hosting guests and throwing parties.
Monthly billing cycles can range from 26 to 35 days. A longer cycle can raise your monthly bill.
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