Don't forget the water heater or a hot water leak.
Recently went on a call for a higher than normal bill. Found the pressure switch on the well tank was sticking closed. The well pump was running constantly.
I also had one a few years ago and I found nothing. The HO could not get the poco to replace the meter. Not sure if that would have made a difference. I doubt it. But I do know that when I was there the glass was somehow shattered on the meter. :confused: They got a new meter. Not sure if that made any difference in the long run.
There are two kinds of people - those smart enough to know they don’t know, and those dumb enough to insist they do.-----Margery Eagan
Open shop since 1988
Organized people are people that are just too lazy to look for their stuff
Look at usage as sugested in the above responses.
I think I read somewhere that 1000-1200KWH/month is about average, for the average sized home.
As stated above, check the elements in the hot water tank and for any underground wiring leakage.
Is this a residential or commercial customer ? If it's commercial they could be getting charged for peak demand. I'll let some of the POCO workers jump in here and explain how that rip-off works.
The demand is a measure of how fast you take delivery of energy. For example, to take fast delivery of a product you would have to buy a bigger truck.
To later complain that it is unfair to pay the higher finance charge for the bigger truck that you don't use to its full potential all the time is unrealistic.
If you don't want to buy the big truck, then you will need a more efficient delivery schedule.
I thought the reason for peak demand rates was because the poco has to have the capacity to meet that demand at any time for the next time the customer loads the supply? generators, transformers, wire sizes, etc.