Understanding usage patterns can help you take control of your energy bill.
There are several possible reasons to consider when you see a change in your bill. It is important to first recognize what type of usage pattern your facility has. The usage pattern for your business often can give clues to potential sources. For example, your usage can show when a motor is turned on, but also can show if that motor is not performing as expected. Continued peak usage after the initial start of the motor may indicate that it is malfunctioning.
Use as much history as is available to identify the patterns. Using the previous two years will provide a good sample for comparison purposes. You are likely to find one of five common usage patterns over this time period: