We were shocked to see that last months power bill was double that of last January. Actually we were downright dumbfounded, how on earth could that be? I mean we hadn’t gotten “power hungry” and purchased any new plug in devices or appliances. I know our computer usage is a bit more with all the web projects in the works. No matter, the extra bit computer usage just can’t double the amount of power used here on the urban homestead. So, how in the world did our power usage double from 3.5 kwh to nearly 7 kwh ?
After much mulling and wracking our brains, it finally hit us that with the recent documentary filming (oh, I want to make very clear there is no film/doc movie contract, PTF is not making any money – nada, zilch, zip… period) going on with interviews being indoors those huge, power sucking lights could be the culprits. Yep, I think that’s what caused the recent power surge. We were pretty bummed to see the jump in watts, but are relieved that it wasn’t completely our personal use of power that contributed.