Electric bills may be increasing for consumers as cold temperatures hit the state.
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) in Manassas has a few tips for those looking to save money this winter.
Individuals can keep energy costs low by closing and locking windows, and shutting blinds and curtains at night.
The temperature of electric water heaters should be reduced to 120 degrees, according to a release.
NOVEC also suggests consumers use insulating door sweeps and keeping garage doors closed, which prevents cold air from entering a home.
Additional energy saving tips are available on NOVEC’s website.