Kentuckians are accustomed to hot, humid summers, but unfortunately when temperatures outside rise, so do people's energy bills.
A heat wave over much of the nation in July led to record high electric demand in several states, including California, Texas and New York.
Here at home, though, utilities reported no trouble meeting the high demand, although they encouraged consumers to conserve energy.
"Because this kind of weather is not that unusual for Kentucky in July, our utilities are prepared for it," said Teresa Hill, vice chairman of the Public Service Commission.
Simple measures can help you save energy and money.
For example, PSC commissioner Greg Coker says, if you have central air conditioning, set your thermostat no lower than 78 degrees, which is comfortable for most people.