Why is My Kenergy Bill So High?

If you’re noticing your Kenergy bill is much higher this month, you’re not alone. Many people have seen their bills shoot up an extra $100 or $200 this month.

So why is your bill so high?

Kenergy officials say there are three big factors impacting your electric bill.

During the holidays, we all use more electricity. Whether it’s for Christmas lights, decorations, or hosting family gatherings. Kenergy officials say on average, the total electricity usage of all their customers has increased 40% since last month.

The reserve fund credit designed to offset the 2014 rate increase began going away back in October, and the money is almost all gone – according to Kenergy. This means an average increase of 20% on your electric bill.

Kenergy officials also say they are recovering a bill gap due to changes on reporting meter readings. In order to recover the 20 day bill gap, about two extra days will be added on each month to your bill for the rest of the year. This is an increase of about 6% onto your electric bill.

There are some ways you can lower your electric bill.

  • During the winter, set your thermostat to 68 degrees; in the summer, set it to 72 degrees.
  • If you have a programmable thermostat, set it to turn down the heat/air when you’re at work or when you’re asleep.
  • Set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees.
  • Wash and rinse your clothes in cold water to save on water heating costs. When possible, line dry clothing so save on dryer costs.
  • Kenergy also has a number of rebates that can help you lower your energy costs. Click here for more information.

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