Several factors can have an impact on the total amount of your electricity, such as the outside temperature, the number of people living or staying in the house, the features of your home (insulation, etc.), and your appliance usage. Several of these appliances, like the fridge and many electronic devices, stay plugged in at all times and continue to use electricity even when you’re not using them.
The number of days billed may also influence the total amount on your bill. To have an accurate comparison of two bills, it is important to look at the average amount of electricity consumed per day (rather than the total consumption for the entire billing period). This information can be found in the Previous Consumption table on your bill. It is also worth noting that there was a rate increase in April 2015, which may also have influenced your bill from last December.
We provide several online tools and advice for saving up on energy in the Energy Wise section of our Web site. If you would like more information to better understand your bill, you can also contact our customer services at 1 888 385-7252.