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May 19, 2017

Energy Costs More in the Summer

Did you know energy costs more in the summer?

Because of increased air conditioning use, overall customer demand for electricity is at its highest in the summer months. Kaukauna Utilities’ hydro facilities produce about 25% of the electricity our customers need, and we purchase the rest. It costs our utility more to purchase electricity in the summer, which means that your bill is likely to increase during this time of year

Summer Is a Great Time to Save!

Here are some easy ways to save energy and lower your bill during the summer:

  • Get a professional air conditioner tune-up. A well-working air conditioner can save 5-15% on cooling costs.
  • Close shades and blinds during the day to block some of the sun’s warmth.
  • Use ceiling fans. The air movement in the room can make it feel 4 degrees cooler.
  • Change to LED bulbs. They use less energy and give off far less heat.

At Kaukauna Utilities, we believe affordable public power strengthens our community and helps our neighbors. That’s why, through WPPI Energy, we’re partnering with other local not-for-profit utilities to share resources and lower costs.

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