Hottest Month Ever has Residents Sweating

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By Rochelle Dean

(WOLO) COLUMBIA, S.C. --
After multiple days with triple digit temperatures, Midlands residents were forced to crank up the air conditioning to keep cool. Now, they're feeling it where it hurts. In the pocket.

Some residents say they expect to see an increase ranging anywhere from 50 to a hundred dollars on this months bill because of their efforts to beat the heat.

Others say, the price to stay cool is more than they can bear. Moussa Flintes says he rarely uses the air conditioning, even in sweltering temperatures like we saw in June. " It's too expensive for me, If i used the A/C every day i would have to eat nothing but grits everyday. It's sad, but you have to do it"
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