It would not be the water heater itself. They all work at 100%
efficiency all the time. However it may be the hot water heater indirectly.
A water leak in a hot water line can use a lot of hot water. In addition as
the water coming into the house during the later winter and early spring is
much colder than fall and early winter, that also increases hot water cost.
As noted, make sure it is actually electric usage not a rate difference
that is the problem. Also possible would be a make up for estimated bills.
26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
"Jeremy Hine" wrote in message
What would cause an older 240 waterheater to increase my power bill. I
also have electric furnace that regularly gets a new filter each 6 weeks.
AC/heater unit (outside) was serviced in late Dec, had both sequencers
replaced. Same goes for electric dryer around October. It might not be
the waterheater at all, its just the only thing that hasnt needed any
immediate attention. I can bet its never been flushed, elements replaced,
or anyother maintenance done to it.
I'm in a 25 year old singlewide mobile home in Northcentral Florida.