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Old 08-24-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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My apartment building monitors their own utilities. Each apartment has a gauge which can be read to determine how much electical power is used. My problem is that it seems that my neighbors who use (from their description) much more power then I do...have much lower bills.

I suspect that the gauges are inaccurate or perhaps in need of some form of calibration. The management hasn't been co-operative when I've mentioned other issues, so I doubt I'll get much help on this one.

Does anyone happen to know if this is regulated by any law, statute, ordinance etc.... or have other suggestions on what actions to take?
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Electrical usage can be a tricky thing. Often a difference like the age of your fridge, the age of your A/C unit, your window insulation and habits, and a few other things make much more difference than how frugal you are.

It sounds like your landlord has separate units metered and gets individual bills from PNM, passing the costs on to you. This would make a bad meter a matter between PNM and your landlord. If your landlord doesn't want to look into the matter, you can take it up with them, but there's probably very little you can do short of moving out.

Meters rarely fail, and even more seldom in the manner you're describing. I'd chase after appliances and your own usage (turn off everything and see how fast that affects the meter spinning outside) before you bother the landlord with it. You never know; maybe neighbor C has a few outlets on your circuit.
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