neighbor's electric bill is triple.......why?
Posted March 15 2011 - 11:21 AM
Con Ed says "it is what it is" although I suspect that they would come and check it out if the neighbors were persistent. I told them to throw the main breaker and then check the meter to see if it was still spinning, but other than that I don't know what to suggest.
I just can't figure it out unless his son has a "garden" growing that no one knows about. Any ideas?
Posted March 15 2011 - 11:31 AM
(For me, electric oven and stove, electric dryer, electric water heater, two fridges, among the other standard lights and stuff....).
What are you guys paying down there per kW hour?
Posted March 15 2011 - 12:21 PM
Turning off your main and checking the meter as suggested would answer the first question.
Posted March 15 2011 - 12:25 PM
Here is my con ed bill for my office; (EL9 general large)
energy supply 1764 kWh 140.96
Demand supply 11.5kW 66.01
basic service $9.20
Energy delivery 1764 kWh 63.87
Demand delivery 11.5 kW 185.39
BS fees $28.00
sales tax 8.875% 44.11
Posted March 15 2011 - 12:26 PM
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Posted March 15 2011 - 12:58 PM
I think he needs them to have the power company do some testing.
Posted March 15 2011 - 1:06 PM
Used to be that a meter reader would walk the street and record the readings, but frankly I don't know how they do it now.
I think he needs to go in and request an audit, either the meter is bad, or they have him on estimation for some reason?
Posted March 15 2011 - 1:14 PM
Our supply charge is $0.08083 per kWh
Distribution and transmission charges are $0.061535 per kWh, which includes a distribution charge (varies with use, first 600 kWh is one price, after that it is higher), transition charge, transmission charge, efficiency charge and renewable energy charge.
Posted March 15 2011 - 1:19 PM
Posted March 15 2011 - 1:50 PM
Valid question, as come to think of it, over the winter I didn't see any footprints in the snow going around back of the house where my meter is.
I know that a number of years ago the town water department put in a device such that all they have to do is pull up in my driveway, and they get a transmission from the water meter to another device in their car/truck. Perhaps now it is the same sort of thing for electric?
Certainly for a bill that out of line I would personally check the meter against the reading on the bill......but from what Paul said in his original post, I am not sure that this was a one time thing, and sounds like it has been ongoing for months.
Posted March 15 2011 - 1:50 PM
$ 750.00 in the winter ?? for electric in a house that is primarily run on oil and gas ?? dont sound right.
Posted March 15 2011 - 1:57 PM
Seems crazy high... I am mad that I can't get mine out of the 180 range, I would level the house if I got a 400+ dollar bill!
Electric drier that is clogged causing super long dry times combined with a house that is constantly washing towells could definetly bump up the bill.