Bitter cold temperatures have entered our area this week. With temperatures hovering around freezing all day and dipping into the 20s and teens at night, heating systems are continually running. We are asking our members to be more aware of their heating systems and understand they will be working overtime to keep up with the cold conditions outside. Your electric bill will also likely increase this month because the lower temperatures will result in you using more kilowatt hours. When your bill arrives please remember that when temperatures are well below freezing you use more energy to maintain the same amount of comfort.