A number of factor can affect the total of your electricity bill, including outside temperatures, your home’s features, your living habits, the size of your household and your electric appliances and devices.
The last two winters were especially cold, which resulted in an increase in electricity consumption for the vast majority of our customers. Since heating accounts for more than 50% of your yearly bill, the cold temperatures likely had an impact on your energy use and resulted in the increase in your monthly installments under the Equalized Payments Plan (which is calculated based on your electricity consumption for the previous year).
On our Energy Wise Web site, you’ll find tips on how to save energy, including specific advice to help you get ready for winter. In the Understanding your bill section, you’ll find tools to help you better understand your energy use.