High Bill Check
Changes in the weather can affect your energy usage significantly, where the increased use of air conditioning during the warmer months will increase your energy use. Your system will also have to work harder on hotter days to maintain the set temperature, thus consuming more energy. You may like to compare energy usage over the same period across two or more years to see if your energy usage has changed.
Appliances, Equipment and Systems
Certain appliances, equipment and systems use a surprising amount of energy, especially old and ill-maintained ones. As such, be sure to maintain these regularly, or replace them with higher energy efficiency ones. Also, turn them off at the switch to reduce their energy use by up to 10%.
If your meter readings could not be taken by the Metering Service Provider or meter reader, your energy usage may be estimated based on previous like days. Your invoices will then be adjusted if we receive the updated meter reads.
Length of Billing Period
The number of days in a billing period will vary across invoices, sometimes more significantly if the contract start date is different from the billing cycle start date. More billing days mean higher amount of energy usage charged, so compare the billing days in the current invoice with that of a previous invoice.
Prices change from time to time if you are on a fuel-indexed, discount off tariff or pool price plan. Check your previous invoices to see how the prices compare to the current invoice.
If you only made partial payments for your previous invoice, the outstanding amount will be carried over to the next invoice, and there may be extra charges levied on outstanding amount, ie late payment charges.
Energy Plan Benefits
The energy plan you signed up for may have ended and it is time to renew your contract or sign up for another one. It is also a good opportunity to re-evaluate your business requirements to select the right plan for your current needs.