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    My last bill was $770 for 3 months. 3 bedroom house with a small study/4th bedroom, 1 bathroom, large kitchen and lounge room, basic hallway and laundry. We have aircon, in the lounge and bedroom area only, which was running on most of the hot days of Summer. I do use the dryer a fair bit, and wash in warm water about 3 loads a day.

    Have electric hotwater, and cooking. Our bill jumped from $500 last Summer. And Joy oh Joy, they read the meter this morning!

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    Ours is approx $280 per quater (we have gas heating and hot water which is approx $80- $100 per bill)

    We live in a 3 bed 1 bath double brick home. Have a 5 car brick garage that has full power running to it and a back shed that also has running power. I am another one who has the TV on all day with the music channels on, I cant stand the silence when the kids are at school and kindy

    We have not really used the cooling all summer, maybe 5 times (evaprative), I don't use a dryer and we hardly have lights on. Other than that though each bedroom and the lounge has a TV (2x plasmas and 2x old school tiny ones), we have games consoles x2 , microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, very large fridge, laptop and desk top pc's, internet running through the garage 24/7, use cook top/oven at least once a day etc but we really try not to leave things on if no one is using them IYKWIM.

    We are in VIC

    ETA - 2 adults and 2 kids

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    Has anyone got a smartmeter? We got ours installed about a month ago and are due to get our quarterly bill in the next week. Just wondering if I should brace for badness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellalika View Post
    Has anyone got a smartmeter? We got ours installed about a month ago and are due to get our quarterly bill in the next week. Just wondering if I should brace for badness!
    We got our smart meter about 6-8 months ago, to be honest there didn't seem to be much of a difference. Our bills have been slightly higher (from $350 to $395 a quarter) but I just put it down to the price rise.

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    our last was our biggest... $407 for the quarter

    so through summer(and heavily preg) aircon was on 70% of the day. dryer did 1-2 cycles a day as it was to hot for me to go outside and hang out washing.

    we have 3bdr, 2 bath, 2 story, electric cooking/hot water. oh and there is 3 of us.

    not too bad considering. we are pretty savvy with turning things off at the powerpoint etc.

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    In WA, ours during summer is Electricity $550 Gas $50, during winter Electricity $250 Gas $350.

    That is with ducted evaporative cooling which runs pretty much 24/7 at the moment, and in winter we have 1 gas heater. Also have gas assisted solar hot water system.

    When I lived in Tropical North Queensland, in summer we would easily have a $1000-$1200 a quarter bill.

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    My last bill was $590

    It's usually anywhere from $350 - 600 depending on the season. Or aircons run consistantly through summer so that's a huge contributor, and I don't use a heater in winter so that brings it down in the winter months.

    I also use the dryer constantly, nothing gets hung on the line in our house, I'm too lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellalika View Post
    Has anyone got a smartmeter? We got ours installed about a month ago and are due to get our quarterly bill in the next week. Just wondering if I should brace for badness!
    We have had one full billing cycle since having ours installed and it was still within about $10 of what I was expecting. I think it probably comes down to how accurate the last bill readings were, we had the bill before last checked not estimated IYKWIM.

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    Our summer bill was $200 but that was a very mild summer and the heat wave we had wasn't included in that bill.

    Last bill was $500 I think.

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    $960 we have 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and its quite a small house. during that 3 mths aircons ran all day and in 1 room at night. we had the kids in with us at night. given the fact it was 45 degrees plus and not much cooler at night i was pretty happy. Were in western qld. we turned off the hot water system for 4 mths as it was already hot enough from the weather. we hardly use the tv and we are home most of the time. We have 2 adults and 3 children. We have a huge fridge and massive freezer going all the time. we rarely use the clothes dryer.
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