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Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.Now..just so I understand, the power company is trying to convince you that you are using 200 kilowatt/hours per day?That would mean that you are running about 8Kw of load at any time in your home.I think you need to call them back and ask them if they are insane. Something is not right there if you were previously using between 21 and 60 which by the way, is about right for a 2000 square foot house.And, if they measured 0.7 Amps, that should tell them right there that something is wrong. 200KW/h a day would equate to an average of 35 amps. I'd call them back and get them out there.Let me know if you need more help.Steve
Thank you for the important information. I called them to clarify and they say it's an average of 213 Kilwatts per 24 hour period. They say they sent someone out yesterday (I was not here) to evaluate the meter and of course it's working fine. I am unplugging everything and I think I should have an independent Electrician come out today. Could you tell if my meter is a smart meter from the info I gave you? I just want to be sure before I go throwing Stones at the Electric Co.
Here's a chuckle for you that I may need to take seriously, we live in Texas we turn the thermostats to 77 degrees during the day and 70-68 at night one only one side of the house for approximately 7 hours, then it's back up to 77.
If I am working from home we have so much natural light, I don't turn the lights on.
Appliances are energy saver brands, all are about 3-4 yrs old, except washer and dryer - 6-7 yrs old.
We have an outdoor fountain that we run only for about 2 hours at night, small pump since we are in the Texas heat, it's just used for circulation.
Outdoor lights against the house stay off, we don't leave lights on at night.
Almost all outlets have a power surge strip so I can pull them at night to decrease draw while we sleep, 3 TV's.
The only item that is new is their meter. So I will call an Electrician right now and have them come out tomorrow if that can be arranged.
Thank you for your help Steve you have been excellent!