More Time at Home
The stay-at-home order issued to combat the spread of COVID-19 has the whole family home at one time, when they’d otherwise be spread across work, school and extracurriculars. The A/C running constantly, cooking multiple meals per day, toilets flushing, etc. is raising electric and water consumption. Higher usage leads to higher bills. In fact, at OUC, we’ve seen a 29% increase in residential usage in April 2020 compared to one year ago in April 2019.