With summer rolling in, your electricity consumption will increase once more, which is a common occurrence. However, do you often spend hours wondering whether your electricity bill is too high based on your usage?

This is an understandable concern, especially with the rising electricity costs around the country. The good news is that you don’t have to make ambiguous guesses. There is a simple way to calculate your electricity bill based on consumption. Once you have the figure, you can compare it with what you get charged and decide the next steps.

How to Calculate your Electricity Bill

To calculate your energy bill, you will only need a pen, paper, and a calculator. Yes, it is that simple! Once you have the materials, simply follow these 4 steps:

Step 1

Determine the wattage of your electrical appliance and multiply it by its daily usage hours. Repeat this process for each electrical appliance.

Step 2:

Add the total figure of all appliances and divide the sum by 1000.

Step 3:

Multiply the result by the kWh rate charged by your electricity provider to get the daily consumption bill.

Step 4:

Multiply this number by the number of days in the month, and you will have your electricity bill.

Following this simple process will give you the electricity bill you can compare to the actual bill.

 

What to Do if Your Electricity Bill Is High

If your actual electricity bill is substantially higher than your calculated bill, it means your house is not properly insulated and energy is leaking out through the walls and floors. To prevent energy wastage and reduce your electricity bill, you can get one of these systems installed in your home:

  1. Blow-in Insulation
  2. Reflective Insulation
  3. Solar Attic Fans

These insulation systems mentioned above are popular in Tennessee for achieving energy efficiency and will help you save costs.

Conclusion

Calculating your electricity bill is a simple 4-step process and extremely helpful. Knowing the calculated electricity bill will help you objectively analyze your energy consumption and determine if your house needs insulation.

If you are looking for energy insulation services and want to get your preferred systems installed, please contact us immediately. Blue Star Construction has been in this business for several years, and our teams will happily provide you with the services you need.