To offset your increased electricity consumption, you will be charged a monthly flat rate based on the BTU usage of each air conditioner. This rate is not affected by weather, occupancy or actual usage. A one-month minimum rate payment is required, regardless of the removal date. If you have your air conditioner(s) installed between the 1st and 14th of the month, the full monthly rate will be due for that month. If you have your air conditioner(s) installed after the 15th, you will be charged half of the monthly rate for that month.