Impacts to your Bill

Log in to SmartHub® for online access to a personalized, private view of your electricity usage.  You can compare usage by year, month, week or day.  This will help you better understand how and when you use electricity and enable you to make simple lifestyle changes that can lower your usage and your bill. 
“Degree days” are the difference between the actual average temperature for that day and 65° F.  If it is warmer than 65°, “cooling” degree days will result. If it is cooler than 65°, “heating” degree days will result.

Each degree over or under 65° is considered a degree day.  For example, if the average temperature on April 1 was 55° degrees, you subtract 55 from 65 to get 10 so that day had 10 heating degree days.  By adding the degree days for all the days in a month, it provides a way to compare the months to see how much colder or warmer each month was.  In the months with a larger number of heating degree days (or cooling degree days), customers will likely have a higher bill.

It varies depending on number of people and the energy efficiency of a home. In general, about 41% is used for heating, 34% is for appliances, electronics and lighting, 17% for water heating and 6% for air conditioning.  [source:]