Click Here to Review the City of Syracuse Ordinances
Online Bill Pay
Make your payments online. You can pay your utility bill, tenant’s deposit, permits, and/or your Parks & Recreation fees.
City Hall will be closed Monday, May 30th, in honor of Memorial Day.
OWNER OCCUDPIED HOUSING REHABILITATION PROCESS
The City of Syracuse has received funding from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) to establish an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program. Eligible homeowners may receive assistance pursuant to the program guidelines to make structural, mechanical, electrical, weatherization, and plumbing improvements to their homes. Click below for more information.
What causes high usage?
The summer and winter months can be prime seasons for high usage bills depending on your heating and cooling setup. For all customers with air conditioning, the summer generally produces higher usage bills. In the winter, customers with heat pumps or electric heating (electric resistance heating, Geothermal heating, etc.) will see higher usage bills.
Below we have outlined some of the higher usage items (when in use). Time plays a big role in a higher usage bill. The longer an item is used the more energy it will use, especially in adverse weather when an air-conditioner or electric furnace may need to run more often than normal.
Please note: these numbers are generalized numbers. Each item will have details printed on them detailing the exact amount of energy they use.
- Electric Furnace
- 1,000 sq. ft. home: 8,000 watts
- 2,000 sq. ft. home: 26,000 watts
- Blower: 750 watts (both electric and gas furnace)
- Central Air Unit – 2.5 tons: 3,500 watts
- Large Window Unit: 1,500 watts
- Small Window Unit: 900 watts
- Major Appliances
- Electric clothes dryer: 4,500 watts
- Electric Water Heater: 3,800
- Refrigerator: 200-700 watts
“Energy Usage FAQ.” OPPD Omaha Public Power District, https://www.oppd.com/residential/energy-efficiency/energy-usage-faq/.
If you are concerned about the electricity getting used, you can contact an electrician to review your appliances/house to figure out if something is not energy efficient. The house “size” or people living in the house does have a factor in usage but so does the home’s efficiency. Example: if you have old windows, poor insulation, old appliances, appliances constantly running, etc; those items could also cause you to use more electricity.
When usage is higher generally this is NOT a meter issue. The City of Syracuse only checks to ensure our meter is working properly, we do not look to see why you are using more energy. Below are ways you can save money on your electricity bill.