"Immediately I get upset," said the Abilene resident.
There are just too many zeros on his electric bill.
In fact, it's for more than $1,000.
That's twice as much as hes used to paying.
"So how are you justifying that one month is $300 and then the next month is $700?", said Price, "It's the same house, the same heater."
According to Price, there's only one difference on his bill this year from last's: the new smart meter.
"I didn't have this problem before they put the smart meter in," he said.
But after contacting his service provider, Stream Energy and American Electric Power (AEP), they say it can't be the meter.
"It's actually going to take a more accurate reading of a users utility consumption because it's in your product," said Omar Lopez, a representative from AEP in Texas.
Adding that the only difference between the new smart meter and the old one is that they no longer have to manually check it.
"The consumption is directly related to the usage and that reading is a direct reflection of that usage," said Lopez, "so whatever the reading is is going to be exactly what was consumed during the month."
Price has covered his doors, even cut open his roof to ensure is home is properly insulated and that there isn't any more cold air coming in than there should be.
But obviously, it hasn't helped.
Now, the electric company is saying they'll disconnect his service unless he pays.
"I'm never home during the day," said Price, "I only come in at night about 5 or 6 o'clock at night so I don't understand their logic."
He's even tried adding up the figures for himself, "$582.20 and not $788.03," he says, after adding up the costs from his latest bill for February.
All he knows is that the math just doesn't add up.