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Electricity Prices around the The Corner Shop

Post by andysfootball » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:32 am

Are prices high in all countries?

It's a real issue in Australia for many reasons.

How much a quarter does everyone pay?

I pay about $400 but was paying $800 before I got solar installed.

Any body got any savings tips?
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Post by whip » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:59 am

Why not set your thermostat at a comfortable temperature in the winter and summer.

Program it to raise and lower the temperature when you’re away from your home or sleeping to save on heating and cooling costs.

That is our way of controlling the overall costs.
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Re: Electricity Prices around the The Corner Shop

Post by andysfootball » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:38 am

most people in queensland don't heat their homes

it's all about cooling

the system you refer to is widely used in Victoria

but it I s very expensive
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Post by niagraa » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:56 am

all I know is that when I used one of those oil fin heaters in winter, electricity cost twice as much per quarter, so I don't use them anymore.

to keep cool you could connect a type of propeller to a bicycle helicopter style and start peddling, it'll keep you fit as well, less weight and you don't feel the heat as much, as you start to feel cooler as a result of weight loss as well, you can peddle slower.

other than that, just drink lots of bourbon with ice.

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Post by tone » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:04 pm

anything that heats up using electricity is expensive (water, heaters, kettle, etc)
try using LED lighting where poss
don't leave things on standby turn them of at the socket
save's abit over the year
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Post by Daddy O » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:03 pm

andysfootball wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:38 am
most people in queensland don't heat their homes

it's all about cooling

the system you refer to is widely used in Victoria

but it I s very expensive
Mexico is the same way......no heating, but lot's of cooling.

Try converting your appliances to Natural Gas, or Propane. You should save about 20% or more per year with the use of gas instead of electricity because most electricity comes from either (1) coal (pretty much outlawed in the USA because of air pollution), or (2) Natural Gas. By the time Natural gas generated electricity get's to your house, you can provide the same at a reduced cost. Air Conditioners, Ranges, Ovens, Refrigerators, Heaters, and Clothes Dryers all come in Natural Gas or Propane.

If you don't have NG, use Propane and install a 250 gallon tank on your property (most propane dealers will rent you the tank for free to get your business and plumb your house as well).

You will still need electricity for lights, but the costs will be very much reduced. I would not recommend the installation of Solar Power yet.....the costs vs. benefit ratio is not quite there yet......it should be in the next 5 years, but not at the current costs.

Do some research and see if it makes sense. It did to me when I was in Texas.

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Re: Electricity Prices around the The Corner Shop

Post by max Headroom » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:52 pm

andysfootball wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:32 am
Are prices high in all countries?

It's a real issue in Australia for many reasons.

How much a quarter does everyone pay?

I pay about $400 but was paying $800 before I got solar installed.

Any body got any savings tips?
I have solar power and solar water, I only use power for water about 2 or 3 days per year.
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Re: Electricity Prices around the The Corner Shop

Post by andysfootball » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:10 am

I've got solar and all the down lights are now led

bills are about half what they used to be but cost about $6000 to address.
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Re: Electricity Prices around the The Corner Shop

Post by max Headroom » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:19 am

andysfootball wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:10 am
I've got solar and all the down lights are now led

bills are about half what they used to be but cost about $6000 to address.
Led is the way to go.
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