The month of July was one of the hottest on record and many people are seeing the result on their LES bill.
"I'm on the budget plan, but my bill would be way higher due to the peak energy costs," said Lincoln resident, Robert Tobey.
This summer will always be remembered for the heat. Months of high temperatures have continued to make the cost of energy rise.
"There's just greater amount of demand. There's just a greater amount of demand. There's a limited supply, costs do go up in the summer," said Marc Shkolnick with LES.
LES suggests setting your thermostat at 78 degrees. Using items like a ceiling fan and shutting off lights when you leave the room can help save you money. "We do close all the windows and the blinds on the south side of the house and try and keep the sun from coming in," said Tobey.
Because of the high demand, LES has had to make purchases from the open market, to generate more electricity, resulting in higher prices.
"In the summer time you expect to get a large electric bill but with this prolonged heat, my bill has been in the neighborhood of a hundred dollars more than it would be normal for the summer months," said Lincoln resident, Richard Schmeling.
Shutting your blinds, turning off lights and setting your thermostat higher are always ways to save yourself money.
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