ok, i an idiot when it comes to eletrical stuff, so bear with me, but
hopefully i can explain my problems, if they are problems.
my original problem was that i was trying to nail down what was using
most of my electricity. if i turn off everything (except alarm clocks,
refigerators, etc), i was still burning over 1000 kwh/mo rate. so i
went breaker by breaker to determine what was using all this
electricity. my breaker box is not labeled, the house is 14 yrs old
and they rewried the breaker box about 2 years ago (when we moved in).
anyway, after figuring out where refigerators were (which used about
1/3 of the 1000 kwh/mo), i found out breaker 1 and breaker 2 were both
guilty, both together using about 1/2 of the 1000 kwh/mo). with these
two breakers off, i couldnt' figure out which used these. so i turned
back on the A/C's (i have 2 units), and found that one a/c used
breaker 1 (15 amp) along with breaker 8/9 (double pole). and the other
a/c used breaker 2 (15 amp).
so, knowing nothing about electrical wiring, is the typicall how A/C's
are wired? and, why the heck is breakers 1 and 2, burning all the
electricity when A/C is turned off ... could it be the fan? its
costing me about $50/mo whatever it is.
should i call out an electrician? was my box rewired wrong? any help
would be appreciated. i hope i didn't confuse you too much