An a PP said, I am wondering what the heck I am doing wrong!
How much is your electricity bill per quarter? $800 - $1000
& what's the background
We did have fairly small, two BR, one bathroom house, and bills were $400 - $500. Last year we did a BIG renovation, doubled the floor space, and also doubled the bill. Since getting that first big bill, we are meticulous about turning lights off, turning applicances off at the wall when not in use. I rarely use the clothes dryer.
House size? Big now - 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas
How many people living in it? Me, DH & Supergirl all the time + my 12 & 10 yo, four days/week
Aircon? Since doing the reno, we now have a ducted reverse cycle, which we use flat-out all Summer, and a fair bit during Winter
Are you home during day? Working three days/week, home the other four
Tv usage ? One LCD, on pretty much every evening, one "old-style" one on maybe a couple of evenings a week. LCD on a couple of hours or so through the day on days which I am home.
What state? SA
People who have talked about turning off the HWS, can you elaborate? Do you just turn it off at the meter box? And how long does it take to heat up again (ie if I turned if off overnight, how long after I turn it on again in the morning will I have hot water?)