ALABAMA (WKRG) — Alabama Power said in a news release customers could see their bills go up in January 2023. AP said the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours each month can expect to see about a $6.81 increase on their bills.

According to the release, the increase comes as a result of federal requirements, as well as inflation and economic conditions. Alabama Power provided a list of things that customers can do to lower their bills:

  • Close all louvers and vents
  • Check your water heater
  • Upgrade your heating and cooling system to a heat pump
  • Rethink your fireplace
  • Zone heat
  • Use an electric blanket at night
  • Cover up cold feet

You can find tips on how to manage your energy use on the Alabama Power website.