AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Just got our new hydro bill. From October 31-January 5 (67 days) we used 93 kWh/day. Our total bill came to $512.
We're trying to plug all the holes from the inside this winter but need nice weather to do some work from the outside. It's all about the heating. Everything else is just a drop in the bucket. I actually thought it might be higher than that
moneywise so it's not completely awful. I guess now is the time to tell myself we have such a low mortgage payment it all equals out...
Since I have the bill in front of me, here are the details:
Fixed charge: 67 days x .04064 = 27.23
Total Consumption: 6230 kWh
-First 30kWh/day: 2010kWh x .0545 = 109.55
-Remaining consumption: 4220 kWh x .0746 = 314.81
GST 5% = 22.58
QST 7.5% = 35.56
Admin fee = 2.44
I feel embarrassed that we can't use less electricity! We're massive polluters! We had a long cold spell the week or two before Christmas but it looks like Jan will be toasty so our next bill shouldn't be too awful...
We've been doing a lot of insulating but I guess we're no where near done.
ETA: Wanted to say that we can afford to pay this bill so we're not up **** creek but I totally see whey the previous owner on a fixed income sold the house.