Help! Very high electricity bill after solar panel installation
I appreciate any help with this VERY frustrating problem.
I have a two-flat in the Chicago area. During recent gut rehub of the building I had 5 panels of 4' x 10' AFT Solar Collectors for a 120 galon solar storage tank. According to my contract, the system also has 5 Grundfos solar circulating pumps. The system was designed to assist with the furnace heating system and hot water.
My problem is that my electrical bill have gone up from about $30 a month in previous years during the winter, to $180-$200 in the past very cold Chicago months. In the past, my electrical bill was high in the summer, when I used air conditions, but very low in the winter, when no air conditioning was used. My only explanation for the high electrical bill during the winter in the solar system, which, if true, defeats the purpose of the solar. Ouch! Any suggestions or inforation on what I should do would be VERY helpful.
Thanks much for any information or help in what I can do...