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Old 08-03-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Hello,

I live in the South End in an old brownstone building, 2nd floor, 800-900 sq. ft. Past year the electricity bill was < $400 during the winter months but always went back down to $100-$150 during spring/winter. During the summer it is around $150-$200.

But strangely for this year, the bill shot up to $400 in December but hasn't climbed back down. So basically it's been about $400 for the past 7 months. We refused to pay the bill until Nstar checked the meter to see if it's working correctly but it turns out there's nothing wrong with it (according to them).

I haven't paid the bill since March and will refuse to do so unless something gets worked out here. Personally I'm hoping for some sort of settlement between Nstar to decrease the bill. I just don't get why I should pay $400 when last year's bill for the same month was $150 or a lot less. So what are my options? And no, we have not made any changes to our place whatsoever and our energy consumption is the same/minimal.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:55 AM
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Do you have a copy of one of your bills from last summer to compare kilowatt hours used with this year?
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Parkland, FL
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As the previous poster stated, I could compare kW/hr from last year to this year. I believe you can request a new meter every 5 years from NStar as well. Could be a defunct meter. From my personal experience. my electric bill has skyrocketed over the past 3 years as well (roughly 40% increase) for the same usage. Cost of energy is just out of hand.
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