Electricity bills are relentless – they come every month, and there’s little alternative except to pay them. But some months are more painful for residential electricity than others. Most state electricity comparisons are made on the basis of electricity rates, usually expressed in cents per kilowatt-hours (kWh). It’s a number that doesn’t mean much to average users, who care more about that figure on the bottom line of their electricity bills.
Which states have the highest bills?
What about the other side of the equation? Florida’s rates – 11.97 cents/kWh – are the nation’s 16th-lowest, but high usage pushes residents’ bills to the 9th-highest in the nation. Florida residents’ average bills are over $50 more than the average in Utah.
How have electricity bills changed since last year?
Bills in Louisiana increased by the greatest percentage from a year ago, going up 22.1 percent since August 2020. Bills increased year-over-year in 38 states.
What to do about high bills?
The first thing you can do is reduce the amount of energy you use. There are a lot of ways to lower your home’s energy consumption. Some energy-saving tips are easy and painless.
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