Do you have higher bills in the winter? A lot of factors impact how hard your furnace has to work to combat the cold Ohio temperatures –– from how well your home is insulated to the age of your furnace.
There are also a few other factors that can impact what you pay each month:
Extra Billing Days
It’s normal for the number of days in each billing cycle to change from month to month. More days per cycle will cause your bill to be higher. You can see the number of days in your billing cycle on the front page of your bill.
Energy Supply Rates
AEP Ohio delivers energy to your home and maintains power lines and equipment. Customers who select another company to supply their power through our lines may have different rates. See page three of your bill to learn about choosing who generates your power and visit EnergyChoice.Ohio.gov for energy providers and their rates.
Keep your payments consistent throughout the year with our Average Monthly Payment (AMP) plan. It balances out your bill by making minor adjustments each month, so you don’t experience extreme highs and lows.
Have a smart meter? It can help too.
Your smart meter can help you take control of your electric usage. View your energy usage dashboard at AEPOhio.com/Account to:
- Pinpoint when your usage is highest so you can make adjustments
- Sign up for high bill alerts and get notifications if your bill is trending higher than normal
- Get tips to help you save energy and money
If you have questions about any of these options or are having trouble paying your bill, please contact our Customer Solutions Center at 1-800-672-2231. Visit AEPOhio.com/WinterBill for additional information and energy saving tips.