How does the weather affect my electricity bill?

Most of your electricity bill accounts for heating and cooling costs. In the winter, it takes your heating unit more energy to warm a house than it does to cool it. Remember, changing your thermostat only one degree can cost up to three to five percent in electricity usage. December in Louisiana was milder than normal. However, in January 2022 the average temperature was 50 degrees – significantly colder than normal. This will cause an increase to your electric bill. If you use gas or propane to heat your home, you will see an increase in that bill.