Determining why your electricity bill is so high requires you to take a long, hard look at your usage habits. Electricity bills rarely soar due to an increase in cost of electricity, and the situation can usually be remedied by a little bit of vigilance.
Compare past and current electric bills to see if there is a spike in your usage. This can be determined by reviewing how many kilowatt hours (kWh) appear on your bill. If your current usage is much higher, consider if you’ve recently purchased any high-voltage appliances or add-ons (like central A/C or a jacuzzi) that may be contributing to it.
Cutting back on your electricity use can be as simple as turning off lights when not in use or performing some of the following:
For more ideas on how you can cut electricity use, contact your power company for other potential solutions.
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