If your primary heat source is electric, during the colder winter months, your electric heaters work harder to maintain your home's desired temperature. You can therefore expect a higher electricity bill. If you do not have electric heat, you can expect other things in your home such as hot water, appliances/electronics and lighting, to have a greater impact on your electricity bill.
There are factors we cannot change, such as temperature and daylight hours. However, making energy efficient upgrades to your home can often help with managing your electricity consumption. Information and product rebates are available through takechargenl.ca
A great way to evaluate your monthly electricity bill is to compare it with your bill from the same month last year. Comparing your bill with the previous month does not account for seasonal temperature changes. This information is available on your bill as well as online via My Account. Since the number of days included in your bill can vary, look at the average kWh/day, this allows for the best comparison.
We know the importance of accurate meter readings. However, there may be times when your energy usage may be estimated. This may occur as a result of severe weather conditions or the inability to pick up meter signal (example: unable to pick up signal as a result of proximity). If your energy usage is estimated, the next time we are able to obtain a reading from your meter, we adjust your account to reflect your actual electricity usage. You only pay for the electricity you use.Learn More About Estimates