We definitely had an abnormal start to winter and we have had snow on the ground since early December.

To stay warm, we’ve had to crank up the temperatures in our homes and everybody is seeing a spike right now in their gas and electric bills.

It’s a shock to see it double, sometimes even more than that!

It’s not just the thermostat either, something I didn’t think about, with all of the snow days we have had…people are home from work, kids are home from school and the lights are on all You can do small things around your house to try and lower your bill, like turning lights off will make a big different.  You can also use a tool called My Account on the Idaho Power website where you can check your power usage every day and you can even compare it to this time last year.