The Electric Company we have to use (it's a Co-Op) exchanged our electric meter last month and our bill was higher that it ever has since we moved into this house in 2009. We do not have a pool, hot tub and essentially nothing has changed. I called the electric company and they said maybe it was our AC/Heating system - they came over immediately and the system is running at 0.7amps and our heating is gas, so is the stove, the water heater ( I don't know the name of the water pump
, however you punch a doorbell type button when you want the water to heat up for laundry, showers, etc.)
Although the Electric Company says it is not a Smart Meter, I think it is - they
covered some information with their logo strip. What I can visualize is FOCUS AXR-SD
Form 2SCL200 240V 3W 60Hz TA = 30 Kh 7.2
AR 60 min THERE LOGO STRIP
Landis + GYS.
Oh and our house is an Energy Star Home, with excellent Foam Insulation
in the attic and every appliance is Energy Star. I don't know our R-rating but could check with our builder.
How can I tell if the meter is a smart meter and how can I check what might be causing the electricity drain?