According to my electric company, out of 100 similar houses, we are #100 in electric usage. The Home Energy Report AEP Ohio just sent me says that we use 145% more than similar homes and that is costing us an EXTRA $1039 a year in electricity usage. I really don't understand it. No matter what changes I make, it doesn't seem to change the fact that we use a lot of electricity.
The majority of our appliances are between 1 and 3 years old. I always buy energy star appliances when they are available. We keep the heat turned down to 66 degrees. I have 3 energy saving powerstrips that will cut the power to all the peripherals when the tvs and computer are shut off. And recently we installed 2 motion sensing light sockets for the play room so the kids can't leave the playroom lights on.
I don't get it?! The electric company offers a free home energy audit but won't do one for us because we live in a condo. It's very frustrating.