What is your light bill

Canada
January 28, 2007 7:47pm CST
How many kilowatts do you use a month, do you use 600 kwt a month? I live ina a two bedroom apartment , I only use 650 kwatts a month and I have to pay 80 - 100 $ a month.I wouldn`t mind it but my neighbours who live in the same building are paying 1/2 what I pay. I only use 1 bedroom , and they all use both bedrooms . You see I used to live in the basement and my bills were HALF what tehy are now , I lived there for 6 years , while I lived there the building was sold , no problem I said , and I asked if I could have the next apartment above me . yes he said and I moved up as soon as it became available( that was two yrs ago ) my light bill has doubled since then . Thenafter I moved upstair I find out that my upstairs neighbour had beenpaying for my stove , that mystove (down stairs) was on the light bill upstairs. I thought I had it corrected BUT obviously NOT. I went to tje power company again and they don`t have an answer . What would you do in this situation ???????????????????
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4 responses
• United States
29 Jan 07
That sounds like a lot for an apartment were you only use one of the bedrooms. Your electric company should be able to come out and do an energy analysis for you -- it is usually a free service and they can help you discover what is using so much electricity and what you can do to reduce your useage. Hope you can find out soon!
• Canada
29 Jan 07
I know , but here I have to pay for the inspection . I have had the power company out 3 times and so far nothing. It is always my fault , butI still wonder why it is so much more than teh others in the building . I still only use 650 kwatts a month we`ll see what my bill is next month... STAY TUNED LETS COMPARE
• United States
26 Mar 07
Thank you for the best response!
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
29 Jan 07
you said when you lived in the basement,the people in the upstairs were paying for the use of your stove,right!so now you moved upstairs.so now "are you paying for someone to use the stove in the basement.
• Canada
31 Jan 07
You are so right I thought of that after I ahad been here about 3 months ago. I did tell tje girl downstairs , and she also said that she mentioned this to the last landlord. She also said he wqas supposed to have it fixed . Which he was in the process of doing after I move upstairs. Which apparently he never did. SO now I don`t know what to do . I had already told the girl downstairs ( she is anew tenant again) , and again nothing . What would you do . They`ve had 3 electriians here so far and they were here to fix the problem with the lights and none have done it right . Will I be charged the fee or can I make the old owners pay their share , and the new landlord pay his share , and then what thats what I`msaying what would you do ? I am at a loss here , doi I bring in my own electrician and bill the landlord , and may be take the loss ? What would you do ? Thsnx alot
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Sounds like there are some major problems in your building. Have you checked with your landlord to see if the wiring is up to date?
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• Canada
29 Jan 07
Actually since I`ve been here (July of 1999) I`ve gone through 3 landlords , each landlord did their own wiring , to me that seems to be the problem . None of the landlords are licensed electricians , with saying that if it were you would you have it inspected again and if there is a charg would you then charge the landlord . Thank-you for your input I will speak with the power company to see about an inspection again , to me there has r=to be something wrong
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 07
i live in my own house,i use the electricity is around 125 kilowatt a month and i paid for the light bill is around $15 .
• Canada
29 Jan 07
How does your light company bill you that little . I really have to try and get the power o here again , but I know they charge 150 per vid=sit shopuld I charge it to my Landlord or will the power company charge me , Even though I am a tenant . Thanx ..