Budget Billing Helps Bring Down Cold Weather Bills

When temperatures plunge, electric bills tend to rise. During the late December early January cold snap, many saw electric bills rise to new heights. It takes a lot more energy to overcome a 50 degree temperature differential than it does 10-20 degrees. And with temps in the teens for nearly a week straight, a lot of kilowatts were needed to keep our county’s homes in the comfort zone of 66-72 degrees.

For many, electric bills will be up $100-$200 more than normal because of the cold snap. But they don’t have to be. Customers who sign up for the PUD’s budget billing program avoid big month to month swings by paying a bill calculated by averaging the previous 12 months usage. That means bills stay steady and predictable, no matter the weather.

You can sign up for Budget Billing through SmartHub or call customer service to enroll: 360-385-5800.

More info: Budget Billing Page

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