SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - As the weather heats up, utility providers want to help residents keep their bills down.
Sylvester City Manager Deborah Bridges suggests keeping thermostats set at 78 degrees.
Residents can also keep costs down by closing their blinds and using less hot water.
The city of Sylvester won't cut off service for any customer with an unpaid bill on a day when the temperature is at least 98 degrees or the heat index is 110.
"When the temperatures, you know, really hot. Then the city reaches a peaking point and that peaks sets our demand rates and so it does help when we try to conserve and control that," said Bridges.
Those interested can get more information on conserving energy here.