According to this article on the Chicago Tribune:
A new deal between the City of Chicago and Integrys Energy Services will add charges to the electric bills of many Chicago residents starting this month.
Integrys customers will pay an extra $22.36 a month if they live in a house and $9.06 if they live in an apartment or condo. Those flat fees will be added to the regular charges that Integrys customers pay for monthly electricity use.
The charges have been put in place to make up for a recent rise in capacity charges, which electricity companies pay to ensure there will be enough electricity during peak demand.
Adding this surcharge to the already high rates, you might be thinking of just putting up with the heat without using air conditioning. But have you considered making your home more energy-efficient? Investing in an energy-efficient household is the key to help lower your utility bills in the long run.
The component that significantly moderates the temperature inside your home is your roof since it is the primary defense. However, it is subjected to different weather conditions every day which could cause damage you aren’t aware of, affecting insulation.
Check for any holes or other damage on your roof for this can cause the cool air inside of your home to leak out and the heat to come in.
Taking immediate action by repairing your Downers Grove roofing is the first step towards making your home energy-efficient. For your roof concerns, roofing experts like A+ Roofing can help resolve your problem.
Our GAF MasterElite craftsmen will make sure that all damage is taken care of. With the cooler temperature indoors, your air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard and this will significantly lower your electric bills.
Roofing contractors in Downers Grove IL like A+ Roofing have the necessary expertise for jobs like this so give us a call and start saving money.
(Article Excerpt from Electric bills going up for some Chicagoans, http://www.chicagotribune.com/)