Hot July leads to high electric bills

Hot July leads to high electric bills

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When you receive your Rock Energy bill for July's electric usage, you’ll notice it may be considerably higher than your previous bill.

July temperatures are usually higher than June’s, but if you look closely at the numbers, you’ll see that this summer has been anything but usual. The average daily high temperature in June was 78 degrees, while July had an average of 86. July 2019 also was hotter than July 2018, when the average high was 84.

In fact, June had 16 days below normal—some as much as 8 degrees lower. In contrast, July had 23 days above normal—some as much as 11 degrees higher. If you compare figures showing the departure from normal, you’ll see that the days in June were a total of 11 degrees below average and the days in July were a total of 113 degrees above average.

The temperature soared past 90 degrees on 11 days in July, and most of those days had “feels-like” temperatures of over 100. Your air conditioner probably ran almost non-stop during those days.

A review of member statements shows that July electric bills increased an average of 45% over June. When comparing 2019 with 2018, July bills showed an average increase of 11%. 

We’ve compiled a list of tips on ways to help you manage your summer electric bill. Click here to learn more. If you’re having difficulty paying your bill by the due date, please call us at 866-752-4550 and ask to set up a payment arrangement.

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