There are several reasons why a bill might seem high.
First, review your energy usage. Your advanced meter is a two-way digital device that transmits usage data to Clay Electric hourly over a secured network. You can monitor and evaluate your energy use and look for irregularities.
Second, consider weather conditions that might have caused an increase. You might like to read our summer and winter tips that will guide you through ways to keep seasonal energy usage down.
Third, examine possible equipment problems. Culprits that can cause an extreme jump in energy usage are a well pump that has malfunctioned and runs continuously; hot water leaking from faucets, pipes or the water heater; and heating and cooling system problems such as leaking ductwork, compressor malfunctions, a system low in coolant, or a system that is heating and cooling simultaneously.