I can’t afford this energy bill.

Every week for the last many weeks, I have watched our energy bill get a little higher.

  • At first it was just a couple dollars.

This week it went up over $10 more than the previous week. Over many weeks, our energy bill has gone up over $40. I have never seen our energy bill this high. I knew that there had to be something in our apartment that was causing this much of a raise. I started checking to make sure all the lights were out plus that our child hadn’t forgotten to unplug her blow dryer or curling iron. I think she had done it before. I also checked to make sure the control device was all turned off in the unused rooms. When I ran out of energy thieves to check, I called the Heating plus Air Conditioning company. I wanted them to do an energy loss test on our home. When the Heating plus Air Conditioning worker finally arrived, he asked when I had last had our ductwork cleaned, plus if I had our air conditioner device ran tests on. I admitted I had forgotten to have the A/C device ran tests on, although I had never had our ductwork cleaned. The Heating plus Air Conditioning tech told me that if there was a lot of dust plus debris in the ductwork, it could cause the Heating plus Air Conditioning system to work harder. When the Heating plus Air Conditioning system was working harder, there was more energy use. I had the ductwork cleaned plus the A/C device ran tests on. Now, I just need to wait to see if the energy bill goes down over the next two bills.

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