View Full Version : BGE Bill.....WTF
01-26-2010, 10:50 AM
How the hell did my BGE bill triple from the previous month. These suckers have me by the balls and keep sucking!!!!
What am I doing wrong..I have not priced out any other companies for price comparisons. Who are you guys with?
01-26-2010, 10:51 AM
BGE and Mine did the same.
01-26-2010, 10:52 AM
Same as last year.There was a post last year about the same thing!!
01-26-2010, 11:18 AM
Turn your thermostat down
01-26-2010, 11:40 AM
It was really warm, and then got unseasonably cold. That's what happens.
01-26-2010, 11:56 AM
I was waiting for the first of these posts...
I remember last year reading an article about how just a couple degrees difference in outside air temp can require you to use twice as much energy to keep the house at the same temp (or something like that). My wife turned the heat down last month in anticipation of that, we put on sweaters and wool socks, the cats snuggled up, the fish in the aquarium looked kinda sluggish, but we're hoping that it kept the bill normal like it did last year.
01-26-2010, 11:56 AM
I know there was a rate increase coming for BG&E but I don't know when it went into effect. I'm on Pepco and my bill increased significantly this month but I just had a Geothermal Heat pump installed and got hit with a rate increase also. Do you heat with a heat pump? If so with as cold as it has been you may have been running on emergency heat and that is a killer. Most of what we are seeing is a result of the deregulation of the past few years.
I haven't forgotten the trip we made to SPSP and I intend to reciprocate, I just put an addition on my house and that took up the fall season, both fishing and hunting but spring is coming and i intend to make use of the boat this year.
As far as the electricity , you might want to check and see if there are any CoOps in your area. Sometimes they get a better rate per KWH.
01-26-2010, 12:26 PM
Same thing happen last year, there was a big hoopla made about it and lots of political posturing with inquireis, investigations and the like....what was the result.....you just found out....NOTHING!!!
You should have gotten some money "back" from BGE in September, customers were supposed to get a $170 one time rebate on their bill, guess BGE wanted their $170 back.
01-26-2010, 12:36 PM
I added 18 PV Panels three years ago to my house and with the rate increases and the REC's I have cut my ROI to about 5-6 years now. My total yearly bill is about 215 to 325.
01-26-2010, 01:01 PM
Stop buying your power through BGE and go with clean currents. http://www.cleancurrents.com/index.php/Residential You power will come from wind generated sources, but use BGE infrastructure. It will save you some on your monthly bill.