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As members, we pay for electricity in kilowatt-hours (kWhs). Understanding what a kilowatt-hour is and how our heating, cooling, and each of our appliances use them will help members make smart energy choices.

When kilowatt-hours add up, electric bills get higher. And kilowatt-hour use is adding up more and more each year. According to statistics, the average family’s use of electricity is increasing at a rate of 4 to 7 percent per year.