U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-08-2016, 07:28 PM
 
390 posts, read 370,947 times
Reputation: 557

Advertisements

if you dont run an electric heater then its too much, someone is definitely off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-08-2016, 07:28 PM
 
245 posts, read 131,661 times
Reputation: 277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aquarius37 View Post
Yeah, none of that would explain your ridiculous bill. Did you skip out on a previous apartment where you are paying back payments that are now pro-rated into your new residence by any chance?
No this is my first con edison bill. Well apartment in my name.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2016, 08:21 PM
 
2,331 posts, read 4,844,167 times
Reputation: 2704
Ask your neighbors what there bill is. That is outrageous.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-08-2016, 08:46 PM
 
995 posts, read 719,730 times
Reputation: 1348
As others have said, call con-ed to come inspect your electrical. Very well maybe someone in an adjoining apartment is tapped into your power circuit someone either by mistake or on purpose.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2016, 04:57 AM
 
245 posts, read 131,661 times
Reputation: 277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Werdywerd View Post
As others have said, call con-ed to come inspect your electrical. Very well maybe someone in an adjoining apartment is tapped into your power circuit someone either by mistake or on purpose.
Thank you I will call them today
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2016, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
20,134 posts, read 26,416,255 times
Reputation: 9026
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicky91 View Post
MY building heats the apartments. So much I have to leave my windows open. I do run a humidifier at night because of the dry heat but thats it.

Nicky,
THat's probably it. If you have a unit that boils water to steam, it consumes a LOT of electricity. Toss it out and get one that just blows room air over a wet wick. It even acts as an air cooler which is a plus if your apartment is overheated. All you pay for is running the fan which is minimal elecrtricity.


Close your windows and seal your vents. No point in humidifying the air if you are going to lose the moistened air right out the window or up the vents. When you buy, order a couple extra wicks...they last about a Winter and then need to be tossed out when you put the unit away for Summer.

Here's the one I bought, an Air King...it was about $50 and takes about 3 gallons of water every second day. I recommend it highly. I bought it from Venting Direct but they might be defunct.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Air+...3l93Qfz0qgM%3A

Last edited by Kefir King; 12-09-2016 at 08:44 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2016, 08:33 AM
 
2,187 posts, read 1,533,535 times
Reputation: 2052
I have a question for you. Did you ever sign up with someone who said you can save money by asking you for coned account number? If you did, that is most likely where that extra money is coming from.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2016, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
1,688 posts, read 1,660,619 times
Reputation: 869
How old/efficient is your fridge? Make sure it's Energy Star rated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
987 posts, read 2,174,060 times
Reputation: 896
Something definitely does not add up. For my entire house (3 floors) my leveled bill is $103 a month. The most I ever paid was about $170 during summer months. My kids constantly leaves every light on in the house, every TV running and I wash clothes & use the dishwasher just about every other night. It's weird since when I lived in a 1 bedroom apartment, my bill has never been this low. Not sure why the rates of a residential vs PH are different. I do believe Con Ed can come by and give you an evaluation and figure why your bill is so high. As another poster mention, I hope you didn't get suckered into one of those electrical esco people.. Wondering Why Your Con Ed Bill Is So F%cking Huge?: Gothamist
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-09-2016, 09:16 AM
 
995 posts, read 719,730 times
Reputation: 1348
Quote:
Originally Posted by nybklyn View Post
I have a question for you. Did you ever sign up with someone who said you can save money by asking you for coned account number? If you did, that is most likely where that extra money is coming from.
Good Call! This scam where they come to your door offering to switch you to their service is the biggest scam going lately, not clue why coned allows this to happen
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top