Alabama residents are bracing for the summer months when power bills skyrocket. WVAS News talked with Alabama Power about ways to control the cost of cooling one's home. Spokesman Mike Jordan says ceiling fans are a good place to start. Other fans, like box fans or oscillating fans, placed in various rooms will also help move the air around. Jordan says changing out air filters each month and setting the thermostat at about 78 degrees are other power saving tactics. The company's website, Alabamapower.com has even more information on the topic.