If you suddenly get a higher-than-usual electricity bill, the first thing to do is ask your energy supplier in case they have committed some mistakes in computing your energy consumption. If your power company insists it has not made any error, there may be something wrong within your electrical system. Here are the potential culprits behind your high electricity consumption:
Appliances you use at home consumer huge amounts of electricity. Your washing machine, tumble dryers, ovens and dishwashers are some of the biggest energy consumers in your household. You may have forgotten to switch off some of these appliances and left them on overnight. This can cause a sudden increase in your electricity bill.
If there have been no changes in your usage of these appliances and you continue to get higher-than-normal electric bills, then you may have a faulty appliance. Have the faulty item repaired or replaced as soon as possibly because this could also become electrically-charged or cause fire in your home.
Your electricity meter has a problem if the meter still goes up even if your main electricity is turned off. Broken electricity meters do occur. An electrician can help confirm that your electricity meter is indeed faulty and you can use this as evidence to appeal to your electric company regarding your bill.
Faulty wiring can also cause your electricity bill to increase. Problems with your electric wiring can cause electricity leakage. Damaged wiring can also cause connected appliances to heat up and consume extra electricity.
Check for frayed and damaged wiring in your home, particularly if you live in an old house. A wild animal chewing on your wires is a common cause of faulty wiring. Situation like this require help from an animal control professional and a licensed electrician. Faulty wiring needs to be fixed as soon as possible because of its potential hazards.
If you have problems with any of your home appliances, or you suspect a faulty meter and damaged wiring in your home, feel free to get in touch with us here at JM Mullen Electrical Services. You will continue to face hefty bills if these issues are not resolved immediately. We have qualified electricians who can conduct an inspection at your home and help you identify problems with your electrical system