Before I call the company and make a fool out of myself, let me do it in front of the whole world. LOL I can't be the only one who doesn't know. I just got the biggest bill ever for where we live. This took me by surprise because I took the advice of, um, the electric company, who says that using electric between 4-7 pm makes bills higher. I figured that was because generally, a lot of people are coming home from work, kids home from school or activities, and using more electric so duh, it makes it higher. So...I've tried keeping lights out, precooking or only cooking very light around dinner time, not using the washer and dryer during those times. When I got the bill, our usage was a decent amount lower for July than it was for last July, which SOUNDS great, except our bill was over one hundred dollars higher. ?????? The ONLY thing I can think of is that the temps have been so ridiculously high and it peaks in the evenings, so the air conditioning is driving it up, but we still used less electricity. Do they actually CHARGE more for electric during peak usage hours, so that even if we use less in the evening, we're still paying more for it than we are by using it in the morning? And if so, why? A product is a product. Why charge more for the same thing? Or did they just make a mistake on the bill? Or did they give bad advice and electric costs more in the morning than the evening?