My household's power bill has been around $30 to $50

viagrandad
viagrandad

My household's power bill has been around $30 to $50. Sometime in June, maybe, I got a letter from my power company asking if I would be interested in wind energy as an alternative, and listed the price chances between the two. I wish I still had that paper. I remember that the rates were higher, but mistakenly so, it seems.

Today I get my power bill for last month, from when my power changed to wind source.

1, the kwh has quadroupled and I've no new appliances or changes in power consumption habits. No new ACs, no more or less cooking than normal.

2, the power bill is $265

Advice? Did I just take one for clean energy?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@viagrandad
It's not always greener in the other side

Playboyize
Playboyize

@viagrandad
If you thought it was wrong why didn't you call them and check? You got cucked into paying more bills for no reason. That's money you could be saving or investing. Don't fall for the green meme

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Honestly wind power is a huge meme

Nuclear is currently the best choice, but the idiot public always gets spooked over accidents

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Ima call bullshit.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@viagrandad
@kizzmybutt
@Playboyize
Hold on, you guys need to read a little better.
1 the kWh has quadrupled

His electric use fucking SKYROCKETED, so it makes sense that his bill also skyrocketed. Blaming this on wind is like saying
I switched to this slightly more expensive, but less damaging-to-produce gasoline. I also started driving 5 times as many miles and now I've spent like 5 times as much on gas! What a fucking scam!

OP, there are two possibilities here:
1) You actually DID use 4 times as much energy. Air Conditioner running more, left an oven/stove on, something. Or...
2) Your meter had a glitch or was misread. This happens actually quite often, so if you really didn't change any of your behaviors it's most likely the culprit.

Either you used more energy or the meter is messed up. There are no other options for this to happen. If you're really positive that you didn't use any more energy than normal, call your utility and ask them to check your meter.

takes2long
takes2long

@Spamalot
If the use quadrupled it would explain a 4-5x increase in the bill.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@takes2long
Exactly, that's what I'm saying. Either his use quadrupled or the meter had a glitch.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Emberfire

no dude, the price of power has went up.

fucking newfag

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@viagrandad
Bullshit
/b

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@viagrandad
that pic

Politics always make me cringe. Why do ignorant fools who know jack shit about science or engineering (or really anything other than law) insist on meddling in *everything* with their partisan rhetoric and false dichotomies?

They're the trash of the world. They produce nothing of value to society, their job is literally to keep things just barely working while leeching as much as they can and convincing the masses they're doing a bang up job.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Burnblaze
But... his usage went up. If you buy premium gas instead of regular, it's gonna be a little more expensive. If you buy 5x as much gas, it's going to be a shit ton more expensive.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@viagrandad
Your power company doesn't usually check your meter, they estimate your usage based on previous years.

which means you could build up a huge difference between what they've charged you and what you actually used.

which can bite you in the ass when someone decides to actually check your meter.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Burnblaze
Someone doesn't know what a kilowatt hour is...

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Harmless_Venom

because the point of being good at law is to Cuck everyone.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@viagrandad
thats what you get you dumb liberal

Emberfire
Emberfire

@viagrandad
you literally asked for it

DeathDog
DeathDog

@TalkBomber
With good reason.

Big companies will always cut corners to save a few $$$.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@PurpleCharger

someone doesnt know kw/h can go up

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Emberburn
liberal

That's exactly the kind of mental retardation I was talking about.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@viagrandad
Op ran fans to make wind
lol

TechHater
TechHater

@lostmypassword
oh i'm sorry i thought you chose to take wind energy

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