I know there are few posts on this already, but none of them seem to solve my problem.
My electrical Bill is double what I would expect.
I measured the Amps usage during an average morning hour when everyone is awake, it is about 15 amps. There are small spikes here and there when someone uses a blow dryer or the clothing dryer, etc. But on average, when people are in the home using things, the lights are on, etc. - the usage is roughly 15 amps. In the evenings (when people are asleep), I suspect it is about 5 amps (worst case).
Furnace (Heating) and Hot Water Heater are Gas
There is one baseboard electric heater in the bathroom that is only used to warm up the room in the morning for about two / three hours. The rest of the time it is off.
Clothing dryer is electric, but only on once per day. This is brand new as well.
All appliances are new and energy star rated.
The entire Electrical system is new.
The electrical meter is new. The utility company says there is nothing wrong with the meter after checking.
Power readings between the meter and the box are consistent.
Let's say worst case, I use 15 amps per hour 24 hours a day (obviously not realistic...but let's just say). That is roughly 1,200 kilowatts per month. On a good month, I am billed 1,500 kilowatts per month and go up to 2,000 kilowatts per month.
BTW...I have had electricians over as well. They have found nothing either. They recommend shutting down everything and starting it up one at a time to see if there are unusual spikes. But at $1,000 for the testing, I would like to avoid that step.
One last thing. The circuit breaker trips for two rooms once every three weeks -- at random moments.
I cannot find the power leak. Short of hooking up a meter 24 hours a day, I am not sure what else to check.