High Electric Bills? Here's How You Can Save

High electric bills this summer can be blamed on sweltering temperatures and rising demand. Here's what you can do to save.

Finger pressing a button on a thermostat that displays a dollar sign, indicating rising energy costs.
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Most Americans should expect to pay more for their electric bills and other utilities this summer. June's heat wave has plunged over 100 million Americans into extreme heat, according to the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS). From April 2021 to April 2024, electric prices have increased by 24%, and you’ve no doubt been feeling the strain on your wallet. Here's a look at what's causing this rise in energy prices and what you can do to save money. 

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.