I just got my first electricity bill for 1.5 months and it was $435?! Is that normal for NYC? Just moved here - we have the AC kick on if it drops below 71

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Do you mean if the temp goes above 71? It’s been over 85 degrees everyday for the last two months, so I could easily see this bill being legit.

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Yes sorry, above 71!

My bill more than doubled last cycle. Granted, it was 90s for a whole month basically, so the AC caused a lot of damage

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Cost are high, but that definitely sounds too high! Aside from the suggestions above, take a look at your bill and look to see if it says reading or estimate. A couple years ago they started sending me estimates which were significantly higher than my usage. They claim it’s based on historical use by the building, but I think they just overestimate in case you are a heavy user.

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How big is your apartment? Mine is ~$100 and I have it set to a similar temp. Apartment is around 600 sqft

Oh my apt 700 sqft

Double check your building's electricity efficiency rating and ask your management for a breakdown of the electricity bill.

Did you also use your microwave? Do you have an in-unit washer and dryer? Those add up also, but $435 sounds like you'd be using all of those simultaneously every single day. I run all 4 items every other day almost and my bill is about $70-$120 depending on usage (my microwave kills it for me)

"The Ins & Outs of New York City’s Building Energy Grades" https://www.fsresidential.com/new-york/news-events/articles-and-news/the-ins-outs-of-new-york-city%E2%80%99s-building-energy-gr/

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Ooof thanks for sharing. I’ll look into this!

I would call Con Ed! This happened at my previous apartment and I called as I thought I may have been taking on someone else’s bill on top of my own. Turns out I wasn’t it was just an extremely old building and we were using space heaters. 😶 Sometimes older buildings bills can get insane! If you work from home it could be accurate. Again, just give them a call.

Thank you!! I def will

My apartment tries to out consume the other like households by as much percent as possible, I think we were at 80% over the average one month this summer for a whopping $506

Omg

Normal-ish - ConEd energy costs this past year have been extremely high, roughly double what it was in prior years. Inflation baby.

Mine was $250ish last month for a similar sized apartment.

Welcome to NY i guess 🫠

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