Some good thoughts here. I appreciate all y'all's input.
So the last 12 months have yielded 5 months usage around 1500kw. July and August were scortchers in the NE, but those two months combined were 3300kw (AC unit never shut off!). The lowest month was above 900kw.
The largest loads are the stove and the dryer. I've got a 5hp air compressor but the breaker stays open on that puppy. The house is hydronic, so no air movers Freddy. I do have a larger than normal circ pump - TACO11 - but even that shouldnt be pushing up usage this way.
I checked out the kill a watt device some time ago. Neat little device, but pretty basic and doesn't work on 240v loads. It also doesn't "log" usage so you can only see what's being used as you stand there and look at it.
I also looked at the links posted here to various devices. Some really cool stuff being developed out there. it's also pretty salty. If I could just convince my wife that dogs really CAN see in the dark and that she doesnt need to turn on the 500w flood light in the back yard every morning when she lets him out...
...and then forget to turn it off after sunrise so it burns all day long...
...THEN I could easily find the money to pay for somehting like the eMonitor!
My meter is the electronic variety so every other month is estimated and the opposite is actual based on remote reading.
I will check the coil on the refer today. I don't think it's too dirty but this is a simple thing to check.