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User Info: Government_Food

Government_Food
4 years ago#1
I noticed on the electricity billing that our household is getting in a few more kWh each day and the billing rate on each kWh is increased a bit... is this normal? I've been using my PC for the same amount of time ever since this year started and by the end of summer I just noticed this increase.
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User Info: Z2488

Z2488
4 years ago#2
Air conditioning, refrigerator, etc.
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User Info: chrono625

chrono625
4 years ago#3
Government_Food posted...
I noticed on the electricity billing that our household is getting in a few more kWh each day and the billing rate on each kWh is increased a bit... is this normal? I've been using my PC for the same amount of time ever since this year started and by the end of summer I just noticed this increase.


Heat is electricity and powers worst enemy. Summer time rolls in people have AC units pumping, pools going and other things they would not normally have running during the winter on.

The heat itself is a strain on your power supplier as well. They have to monitor temps of their lines/grids and keep them at a safe level to prevent outages.
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Government_Food
4 years ago#4
But we're not using the A/C at all... or are you referring to more people using A/C in my neighborhood hence the increase in power?
http://i.imgur.com/fVP2a.jpg

User Info: chrono625

chrono625
4 years ago#5
Government_Food posted...
But we're not using the A/C at all... or are you referring to more people using A/C in my neighborhood hence the increase in power?


That is exactly what I meant.
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