(NEWTON, Kan.) — The air conditioning is running and the dollars signs are racking up.
"No one likes to see their bills go up each month it hurts everyone's wallets when that happens."
Newton resident Jill Achilles is just one of many who saw their electric bill shoot up over the past month.
"It doubled from 75 to 165 this month...we have been here three years and that is the biggest bill we have had."
Triple digit days across the state are a big reason why that's happening. Achilles was able to make a payment...but there are others who simply cannot afford the bill.
In an effort to help customers, Westar Energy is sending representatives across the state to talk face to face with costumers setting up payment programs.