As the weather starts to get a bit colder in South Louisiana, heaters are coming on after a long summer's nap.  What will that do to your electric bill?  Will your bill be about the same as it was in the summer.  Don't count on it.

In most cities around the U.S. electric bills can triple during winter months.

Your HVAC unit, the thing that keeps your home hot or cold, uses much more electricity to heat your home than it does to cool it.

The HVAC unit in your home is not the only villain robbing you blind with high electric bills.  Anything that heats up, is costing you a fortune, hot water heater, blow dryer, dishwasher, toaster, electric heaters, electric stove and oven, bathroom ceiling heaters, etc.

To save money, turn down your thermostat in the winter and bundle up a bit more indoors.  Caulk drafty windows and doors, take showers instead of baths and don't leave things that heat up on when not being used.  And when using your dishwasher, run it without the 'heat' feature on.

Use common sense when it comes to appliances that heat up.  Anything that heats, will cost you more year round.  Be wise and save money.

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