Today I got our first electric bill after using a full month of dialysis. It was high, much higher than it normally would be this time of year. Using the machine for 10 hours a night, every night does end up using quite a bit of electricity, especially since this isn't an energy star appliance.
I still wouldn't have it any other way. Peritoneal dialysis is what is best for Hubby, but it is going to require quite a bit of budget changes. If you are on a fixed income and can't handle any increases, this is something to consider.
I did call the electric company to see if there is any help at all or special programs that we can apply for, but sadly I was told no.