I had a ridiculously low electricity bill for the longest time.
I was paying no more than $79 a month for my numerous study room house.
At the same time, my sister was paying double in a similarly sized house in a village just 10 fifths aways from mine. Granted, she has a more than four person family in that house, but that doesn’t necessarily account for a rate that is 100% higher than mine. I noticed that her electric bill went down in the Summer compared to the Winter where it was much higher. That seemed different to me. The two of us have basically the same central Heating plus A/C plan with a/cs that have the same SEER rating plus BTU capacity. The furnaces are both gas fed plus fan forced, which baffles myself and others even more, and why is her electricity bill shooting up so high while in the Winter months if she’s running her oil furnace at the same hot plus cold temperatures as mine? I discovered the real reason on accident Last week when I purchased a space oil furnace on clearance plus brought it home. If it hadn’t been 50% off, I would have never purchased the space heater. My central oil furnace is fairly wonderful on its own, but I wanted to try direct radiant heat in my study room on mornings when it gets close to zero degrees outside. After a month of using the space oil furnace every other night, my electricity bill shot up by 79%. I was shocked plus had no clue that my space oil furnace was so energy inefficient. I told my sister about it plus she mentioned that her family uses numerous unusual space furnaces in the house. That’s when I realized my sister’s electricity bill is so high because she is using space furnaces plus her central oil furnace.