Here Are 3 Reasons Why Your Electric Bill Is So High

If you frequently experience higher electric bills, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced the shock of opening their mail

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If you frequently experience higher electric bills, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced the shock of opening their mail only to find a higher cost than expected. While energy costs have roughly increased by 4% across the nation within the last decade, an energy efficiency assessment can help you identify points of electric use in your home.

Here’s why your electric bill might be higher than you expect:

1. You’re using new electronics

Many gamers are excited at the thought of getting a new video game system. Other homeowners won’t think twice about running their new dehumidifier day and night to create a comfortable home. While you might not think about the impact that new electronics have on your energy bill when you buy them, the cost will certainly add up by the end of the month.

The best way to gauge your energy use is by limiting the use of these new electronic devices for a month. If you notice a sharp decline in your energy bill cost, it’s likely that the new electronic system was the culprit. If there is no change, however, you might want to invest in an efficiency assessment for your home.

2. Someone joined your household

A sudden jump in electricity can also occur if you have a guest staying with you for a while. This change in your electric bill might be permanent if this friend or family member moves in for an extended period of time.

It’s only natural that members of your household will increase the amount of electricity used in a month. This number will continue to rise if your new household member works from home or leaves their electronics plugged in when they’re not in use. If you cannot accommodate the cost of your new bill, consider billing your tenant a little extra or lay down some ground rules regarding electronic use.

3. Seasonal changes

Warming spring temperatures will save you on your heating bill. Unfortunately, this period of transition will cause your electric bill to go up. Between the cost of air conditioning, running fans, and plugging in dehumidifiers, your efficiency assessment will show higher rates of electricity use as temperatures warm up. If you have kids, you also need to remember that summer breaks and days off from school will also impact your electricity bill, especially in the heat of summer.

When you want to reduce your energy bill and start saving, invest in an energy assessment from Energy Professionals today. Our energy consultants work hard to help your home become energy independent. Whether you’re looking for residential solar options or energy insights, rely on our team of experts to lower your bills today.

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