INDIANA (WEHT) – Get ready to crank up your air conditioner – and utility budget.
July tends to be the hottest month of the year.
If you’re trying to beat the heat, this month’s higher-than-usual power bill could burn a hole through your wallet.
Energy costs are between five and 22 percent of families’ total income (after taxes). And lower energy prices don’t always equate to savings.
Where we live and how much energy we use are a big part of the equation.
WalletHub compared the total monthly energy bills in each state and Washington, D.C. based on specific data, including total energy cost, monthly electricity cost, monthly natural gas cost, monthly motor-fuel cost, and monthly home heating oil cost.
Indiana ranks among the most energy-expensive states, ranking 6th.
And Illinois ranks among the least energy-expensive states, ranking 45th. While Kentucky is in the middle at 26th.
The most energy expensive state is Connecticut and the least energy expensive state is Washington, D.C.
This story was originally published on July 3, 2019.