January’s Cold Weather is Causing Higher Energy Bills. We Offer Resources That Can Help.
Lower Temperatures Have Caused Higher Energy Use
This January has been one of the coldest on record. With 10 days of highs lower than 20 degrees, and five days at or below zero it was almost as cold as the Polar Vortex of 2014. These extended cold temperatures mean we’re all spending more energy to heat our homes, and more time indoors. This adds up to higher energy bills, which can be a surprise when the previous year was milder than normal. For instance January 2018 was colder than any January since 2014.
Number of days in a billing cycle. The average number of days billed each month is 30. However, the average number of days billed in January 2018 was 35. A few days more or less could make your bill higher or lower than previous months.
We Offer Assistance Programs That Can Help Bills From Becoming Overwhelming
If you’re having trouble paying your bills, you’re not alone. 1 out of 3 people in Michigan are in the same situation. We offer programs that can help, whether you want to avoid getting unexpected high bills, or you already have one.
Learn more about the available assistance options.