For most of our tenancy, my electric bill has been just under $100/month. Great! Last month, it crept up to $122. Hmm . . I reminded everyone to be vigilant about lights, etc. Fastforward and I went on line to check my recent bill: $165!! Thud! That is the most we have ever paid! just what is happening?
I contacted the electric company and asked if by chance we are being charged for the small cottage next door, whose meter is on our home (2 houses on one lot-weird situation., esp. for this town). No, just one meter, mine.
I explained that I had a difficulty understanding why the increase. I mentioned that we have been using the energy star dehumidifier down cellar (esp with all of this rain). Answer from CL & P is that even if an energy star model, dehumidifiers suck some serious energy. Sigh.
So now we are only running it while running the laundry machine, to see if that helps drop the electric bill back down. Anyone else see a spike in their electric bills as a result of a dehumidifier?