Why is my energy bill so high?
September 14, 2007 10:09 AM Subscribe
How do I find out if my landlord is scamming me on energy?
posted by AceRock to work & money (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My energy bill each month is outrageous (about $170). My girlfriend, who lives in a place that is comparable in size, pays less than half as much in energy to the same company as me.
I have heard stories of landlords hooking up shared washers and dryers to individual apartment's power supplies and having the tenants pay for it unknowingly.
I live in a small, 3 unit building, and the bottom unit is a business. They have a big light up sign that is often on at night. I have a theory that the landlord is charging us to light the sign.
Or could it just be our central air?
The apartment is a 2 bedroom ( one is a big master bedroom), and is about 700-800 sq feet total. And we have high ceilings.
Please help me figure out what is going on!