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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Many of us are running our air conditions overtime to try to keep our homes cool during this heat wave.  Water, Gas and Light officials say with the heat index topping the century mark pretty every day this week, power usage is peaking.

Typically, June isn't a month with really high power bills.  That won't be the case for customers this year.  Lorie Farkas said, "Obviously people want to be comfortable.  The humidity is what makes us so miserable, so as the temperature and the humidity go up, those thermostats go down and the bills get larger."

Here's a tip to help you cut your power bill:  For each degree you set your thermostat below 78, your bill will increase by three to five percent.  If you just can't handle it that warm inside, consider raising the thermostat when you are away from your home for more than three hours.

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