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If the increase in your utility bills has been more and more each year, this could be the reason. But if you don't use electricity to heat your house, you should have seen an increase only in your gas bills. Have you changed your habits, or made renovations, like adding canned lights (50Watts each)? Hope this helps, and Happy Holidays! Wolley
And we have been confused about the electric bill component too. Yes, we do have can lights both inside(12) and outside(7), most of which have been added in the last 15 years. We did ask the electrician about that and our ceiling fans(5) and he said that things like that would not account for such a huge difference. He said the bill for his entire office and warehouse is less than half our bill which he said was certainly not right. Our combined gas and electric bill was $305 last month vs. $150's for our neighbor. These homes are only 2200 sq feet. My son, who lives about 20 miles away in a 5000 sq ft house has bills lower than ours.
Thanks for your input. Keep thinking.