Energy prices aren't going up -- people are just using more energy to keep their homes cool.
That's according to the City of Thomasville, which says making small changes can really impact your end-of-the-month statement.
When a hot summer rocks the Peach State, experts at Thomasville Utilities say people tend to crank their A/C up higher -- but that isn't the best answer.
They say keeping blinds and shutters closed, turning a ceiling fan on, and making sure lights are off during the day can save people buckets of money at the end of the month.
Says homeowner Julie Roland, "[We] keep the air conditioner up during the day so it won't run all throughout the day, but we have to cut it down again as soon as we get home because it's so hot outside."
When it comes to the A/C, less can be more.
Experts suggest setting the thermostat to 78 degrees, and letting fans circulate the air.
Unplugging unused appliances can also save on electricity, which adds up to more money in your pocket.
The city of Thomasville offers energy audits for customers who want to be more efficient.
For more information, contact them at (229) 227-7001.