1300 sq ft all electric and my bill ranges from $75 to $160 a month. I keep the temperature at 70 degrees year round due to my computer gear and indoor worm ranch.
It sounds wrong to me. It was pretty cold and wet here last month but that bill sounds ridiculous even for northern Maine. Call up the electric and get someone out there asap. I find running an electric heat lamp for a month might jack the bill up by $20 or $30, but I can't imagine what's causing that kind of bill...Quiver0f9 said:We just moved into our house in Maine in January. The first full months electric bill was $275.00, next bill was $297.00! We have a 2200 sq foot house , nothing fancy. To cut the bill down we unplugged our 2nd fridge, started hanging just about every load, washing in cold and wearing jeans twice etc to cut down on loads, shutting off computers at night and shutting off all lights unless we are in the room. Also, we turned the thermomstat down 2 degrees even though we have oil heat. Well the next bill comes and its $225.00. Better, but still not good. In May we washed all dished by hand and haven't used the DW once, figuring this will drop the bill even more.
Today I get May's bill and it was $275.00 again!!!! I just can't believe it. It was very rainy last month so I had to dry more than hang and we got our baby chicks so we had a brooder plugged in 24/7 but $275.00 is so rediculous. I called our electric co in march to have someone come out here and see whats going on and no one has showed up still.
Is this average or is something drastically wrong?
Bob in WI said:What is your connection charge each month?
Where we live the coop, in its money grubbing ways, charges us $31+ per month just to be connected kw rate .073/ hr, and we live in town currently. What a rip-off, and since they are a coop they don't get regulated by the government the way a public corporation would. So they are able to charge what they want for a hookup. There is no competition with a coop.
Sounds like they may have been splitting the charge to run electric to your house - did you ask them to do that when you first moved in?Quiver0f9 said:OK got my bill out of the van. We are billed .054490 per KWH. last month we had 2001 KWH which works out to $109.XX then tax which works out to $113.XX. Then there is a supplier delivery charge of $159.74 . The delivery is the charge for the polls, getting electricity etc to my house.( this is what lady on phone said) I repeated that I need someone out here and she said it had ONLY been 2 MONTHS since I requested someone come out. I am like ONLY 2 months??? Good grief. So anyways she is going to recall him and see if he can get here "sooner"
I will show my hubby your replies and maybe tommorrow we can test out meter ourselves and see whats up.