Why is my bill so high?
You are billed for the number of kilowatt hours you actually use, so a bill may feel higher than what you are using today, because it actually reflects what you used last month. When bills go up and down from month to month, that can be for a number of reasons. Here are a few:
- Seasonality: We use air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter to keep our homes comfortable. In more moderate months, we may not use either. The demand we place on our heat and air conditioning has a huge effect on energy.
- Time of Use: You may be using power during on-peak hours, which affects costs.
- Water: If it's your water bill that is high, it could be a catch up reading based on previous low estimates, or you may have a leak.