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Service Days
Each day of service increases your bill. If your bill averages $2.00 per day, a 30-day bill is $60 and a 33-day bill is $66. Assess how many Service Days are in the bill.

Appliance Electrical Wattage
In other words, how many watts does the appliance consume? Some clothes dryers are rated at 4,500 watts, while others are rated at 5,500 watts. The difference of those 1,000 watts is about $0.16 per hour used. If both dryers are run for 10 hours, the 5,500 watt dryer will cost $1.60 more than the other dryer.

Hours of Use
Hours of use do make a difference in your bill. The more often something is used, the greater the cost. For example, a yard or security light rated at 150 watts may be used eight hours in winter months. During summer months, the same light may be used only four hours, which can greatly affect your electric bill costs.

Think About These Facts
When you change appliances, do not expect to see significant drops in your electric bill. You may experience some savings, but it is more likely that you added some features to the new appliance that were not on the old. For example, if you remove a refrigerator, but replace it with a refrigerator that has an ice-maker, you can expect your refrigerator to cost more to operate. For appliance efficiency information visit the Energy Star government website: www.energystar.gov.

Consider the weather when you review a high bill. The furnace will run more in cooler weather, while air conditioners and fans are used during the summer months. Also, the dehumidifier may operate more during a rainy season.

Even though your neighbor's family might be the same size as yours, you still cannot do a valid bill comparison by just using dollar amounts. Consider every electrical item in your home, the service days, appliance electricity wattage, hours of use, then compare bills wisely.

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Emera Maine provides electric delivery service to two areas – the Bangor Hydro District and the Maine Public District.

  • The Bangor Hydro District includes Hancock, Piscataquis and Washington Counties and most of Penobscot County.
  • The Maine Public District serves Aroostook County and a small piece of Penobscot County.

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