Understanding Your Energy Bill

Getting your energy bill might not be the highlight of your month but it is important, especially since the typical household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy costs. Luckily, you can make simple changes in your home and lower those energy costs, if you better understand your energy bill. Here’s a quick breakdown of your bill to help you become an energy bill scholar.

Front Bill Sections

Every utility company’s bill is unique, but the basic information is generally displayed the same.

1. Contact and emergency phone numbers

2. Bill date, account number, next meter read date, amount due, and payment due date

3. Customer name and service address

4. Account summary with usage and cost-comparison graphs

5. Activity since last bill, including previous balance and payment, and current charges and balance

6. Electric use

7. Natural gas use

8. Payment stub to include with payment

9. Amount due and due date on payment stub

10. Payment mailing address

Back of Bill

The back of your monthly bill includes information about payment, billing, energy assistance, a breakdown of certain categories, and contact information, in case you want to speak with a utility representative.

We hope this information helps you better understand your monthly costs. For ways to lower those costs, and how you can live more energy efficiently, visit focusonenergy.com/focusonsavings.

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