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Why is my bill more than my neighbor's bill?
It's YOUR bill and it reflects the amount of service consumed by YOUR family in YOUR home. Your neighbor may have a completely different set of circumstances....different number of people living at home, different lifestyles, different size home with different amounts of insulation and different appliances. These and many other factors make a comparison with your neighbor less than meaningful. Some questions you might ask yourself are:
Do I turn off lights when a room is not in use or do I leave them on?
Does my TV set entertain the family or does it entertain an empty room?
Do I leave the oven on "warm" for an extended period of time or do I cook many dishes at once then turn it off?
When I take a bath, do I use hot water sparingly, or is the tub completely full of water?
Do I take short showers, or do I stay in the shower until the hot water gets cold?
Do I repair leaky faucets, or simply let them drip and waste hot water?
Do I operate automatic washers and dishwashers with full load or just whenever it's convenient? (like one pair of jeans or just a half load of dishes)
These few differences in lifestyles can reflect on the utility usage in your home.