Why is my bill higher than usual?


Several factors could cause your bill to be higher or lower than usual, including:

  • Number of days in the billing cycle: fewer days in the billing cycle typically results in a lower energy bill, compared to a billing cycle with more days.
  • Extreme temperature months: during the hot summer months or cold winter months when you tend to use more energy with your air conditioning or heating units, the cost to cool/heat your home usually makes up the biggest portion of your bill. Weather can have a big impact, especially when it’s hot and humid during the summer, which takes more energy to keep your home cool.
  • Household changes: adjustments to your thermostat or number of people in your home, along with the number of lights and doors opening and closing, may have an impact on your energy usage.
  • System or equipment failure: appliances like your refrigerator, washer, dryer, computer or even TV that seem to be running more often than usual can also impact your energy usage.

To learn more about saving energy and money, view our energy savings resources