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Home Improvement  /  March 3, 2021

Lower Your Unusually High Electricity Bill by Doing These

Upon looking at your electricity bill, you might have noticed that it has gone unexpectedly high. Here’s an explanation on some of its causes.

What Causes Unusually High Electricity Bills?

Being surprised after receiving an energy bill that’s higher than what you would normally expect is not uncommon, but if you’re wondering what may cause this, there are usually three explanations. The most obvious explanation is that your home is consuming more energy over the billing period, but a higher bill can also be caused by your energy provider recently changing how it bills you or records your monthly consumption. 

Another cause could be that you’re either using old appliances that aren’t energy-efficient, or you’ve recently bought a new one, such as a TV or a water heater system. If these are used daily, then your electricity bill will surely go up. You can either accept the fact that you’re paying a higher bill from now, on or you can choose to make your home more energy-efficient and save money in the long run. 

How to Lower Your Electricity Bill

Your high electricity bill can be a sign that some parts of your home may need maintenance and repairs. Any roof leaks or window drafts you have in your home means air and water can leak through them, causing more damage to your home. Make sure to have them repaired by a trusted contractor as soon as possible.

You can also take this as an opportunity to improve your home with more eco-friendly and energy-efficient features. This includes installing light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and turning off your water heater when it’s not needed. 

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