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Frigid temperatures significantly affect energy usage, especially around the holidays. Heating systems are working longer to warm our homes, and peak hours are prolonged as people are home using appliances. Tri-County EMC members will likely notice the impact of higher bill amounts as we navigate further into the winter season.

Below is a graph of average energy usage during the recent winter blast:

While we know weather is unavoidable, there are some approaches to reduce energy usage in your home during periods of high electricity demand. Visit for practical energy saving tips that can help save you money every month.

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