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SVEC recommendations to lower bills in cold weather
The single digit temperatures, high winds, and ice that is likely this week could cause power outages.
Your power providers offer interactive power outage centers at their respective websites where you can report outages.
Those below freezing temperatures are likely to cause higher electric bills as well.
The extended cold snap will cause your electric heating system to work harder, producing those higher bills.
These higher bills are not a reflection of extra charges from your power provider.
The higher bill is a direct result of household personal preference.
If possible, consider keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees or as low as you can keep it and remain comfortable.
Remember every degree can make a difference in savings.
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) suggest using more blankets, warmer clothing and open curtains to allow sunlight to warm your home.
Other energy money saving tips are available here.
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