I moved into a small garage apt in June. I have central h/a, no dishwasher, and in the garage below there is a hot water heater and brand new washer dryer.
The landlord who lives in the big house on the property, uses the washer/dryer (as I do) and he also installed a garage door opener. He also plugs in his tools in the garage, and guess whose electric bill it's going on? Mine. (I am separately metered from his house electric)
The last few months, my bill has been astronomical. The landlord says I "dry my clothes for too long." Now there is another tenant in his house also using the washer-dryer on my bill. Today there is a construction guy with tools plugged in working on the garage door. Yep, on my dime, too.
I don't know what else is connected to my meter. I filed a complaint with the PSC of Florida thinking there might be something wrong with the meter, or maybe the power company misread the meter. I spoke with a rep from Duke Energy and she said my average daily use is around 57 kwh which is really high.
My point being, how to I settle with the landlord about his and the other tenant's usage of stuff on my meter? Do I have recourse? I don't want to be a jerk to the LL, but I also cannot afford these electric bills!