A home's HVAC system and appliances are the most common causes of high electricity bills. Most modern appliances and gadgets draw electricity when turned off, which causes them to consume a lot of electricity over a long... More »

Though the amount of an average electric bill for an apartment varies based on utility prices and usage, the typical apartment dweller spends $30 to $50 on electricity each month, based on 2014 figures not including AC u... More »

In 2011, the average residential energy bill was $110.14. The average household energy usage was 940 kilowatt-hours. The state with the highest electricity prices was Hawaii, and the state with the lowest prices was Idah... More »

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