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As the bitter cold temperatures continue to impact the Ohio Valley, Appalachian Power is reminding customers that they may see an increase in their electric bill as a result. 

Because it has consistently been so cold, your home has not had a chance to warm up on its own. 

People who use electric to heat their homes will see increased usage and, in turn, a higher bill. 

This can be expected as long as temperatures remain this low, but AEP is offering money-saving solutions.

“We don’t want people to have to choose between their utilities and other things that they need to make their monthly budgets work. We want to be able to provide cost-effective solutions as well as making your home warm and safe for you as well throughout the whole winter,” said Joelle Connors, AEP External Affairs Manager. 

Air leaks, lack of insulation, and lack of heating system maintenance contribute to wasted electricity.

Now is a good time to check for any of these issues. 

You can also complete a free home energy assessment at TakeChargeWV.com.

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