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Old 10-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Electricity useage and well pumps.


Alright guys, I have a question for ya. My electricity bill really doesn't waver much at all which I find somewhat odd. I would assume my useage would be lower when not using the furnace etc.. but the one constant is that I have well water. Are well water pumps known for lots of current/electricity draw?

It's not that I can't afford the bill, but just wondering if I should start looking for a problem that is causing the kwh to remain pretty darn stable regardless of whether my lights are on or not. Heck, could be a buried cable in the yard that is damaged that I am not aware of.

What is a typical kwh for a well pump to use? I don't know the depth or HP of the pump. I am considering systematically shutting off circuits and watching the meter for a dramatic change.

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Electricity useage and well pumps.


Some utilities just charge an average rate for your usage. (history). My meter has not been read physically for over 5 years. I have a regular meter and they have to come up with a charge every month. They say my meter is a special meter and they can read it from the street. I know better.
I am not sure if I should push this issue or let it go?
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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I have the type of meter they can read from the street, which was put in last year. My rates didn't change when the meter did.
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