High Winter Bills

Higher bill than you’ve seen in awhile? It’s common in the winter, when heating systems run around the clock, holiday lights and hosting guests use extra energy, and folks spend more time at home.

You have options when paying your bill, even if it’s higher than you were expecting.

We offer payment extensions, long-term payment plans, and bill payment assistance options.

Make payment arrangements.

Energy assistance is also available.


When temps drop, energy use goes up.

Heating accounts for


of energy use
in normal weather
(more in extreme cold)

- Get an HVAC tune up
- Change filter each month
- Keep thermostat at 68° F


Less daylight means more lighting needed indoors

Less daylight means more lighting needed indoors.

Lighting accounts for


of energy use

- Upgrade to LED bulbs


more energy

Lighting, cooking and entertaining means more energy use.

Make the most of your energy

- Switch to LED holiday lights
- Choose energy-efficient
- Seal air leaks to stay cozy
- Unplug devices not in use


You have options

making arrangements

Make payment arrangements.
If you need extra time to pay your bill, we offer short- and long-term payment plans. Sign in to your online account to see if you're eligible.

budget billing

Give budget billing a try.
Are you a planner? Budget billing is for you. Take the guess-work out of budgeting and pay the same amount every month.


Look for trends in your bill.
Check when your energy use was the highest. Make changes to your daily routine to save energy. Watch how little changes go a long way for your energy bill.

If you're concerned your bill may be incorrect or if you need assistance paying it, we want to help you work out a solution.

We offer payment extensions, long-term payment plans, and bill payment assistance options.

We also offer a program to even out your bill throughout the year, so that you can avoid unexpectedly high bills in the middle of winter and summer when you're using more energy.

All you need to do is go onto your online account.

Colder weather equals higher bills