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    Timely question - we just got our E bill today & it was about $290 for 3 months. I thought that was a bit high, but seeing other responses here, now I don't! We live in NSW - just 2 adults in a 2.5 bedroom house.

    Have air con but only in the lounge room, run a fan in the bedroom (which I tend to leave on all night most nights), gas hot water & cooking. No drier, one chest freezer in addition to one average size fridge. We use mostly energy efficient globes. I think they do save a lot of electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mystical mumma View Post
    4 people, 4bed,2bath,dbl garage.

    $298 per quarter and we live in cairns.

    Aircon on only if needed, I usually suffer thru the day without it and turn it on when the kids get home if it's a really hot day. (37+)

    Don't use a dryer.

    Fans and lights off if not in room.
    Mystical Mumma, what's your trick? There's just me, DH and DD is nearly 1 in same size house as you and ours is around $600 a quarter. I don't use the aircon during the day and only put it on 30mins to cool DDs and our room down when it's super hot. We do have a pool but it's on the cheaper nighttime tariff and only costs about $60 a quarter.

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    Mine is $70 to $150. Cooking and hot water is on gas but I might get solar hot water, unsure yet.

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    $250 a quarter for electricity
    $150 a quarter for gas
    4 bed 2 bath 3 yr old home
    Live on outskirts of Brisbane
    Use air con a few times a week

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    Wow some of those bills are expensive! Mine used to be $250-300 for 3 months. But I am staying with Mum at the moment and her last one was $800... she has air con but never uses it, so it is ridiculously expensive considering!

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    my most recent bill was $227 but i only had to pay $76. i pay an amount by automatic direct debit fortnightly. helps sooooo much!

    one adult, dryer sometimes, gas hot water and gas stove. no air con.

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    We were paying $50 a fortnight and our last was $250.
    Changed companies and forgot to set up direct debit. Run the air-con all day everyday so am expecting it to be about $800 :/
    We live in NSW

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    Heaps of people claim they have small bills here as some sort of bragging rights that they "swelter" in the heat , our last bill was $800.... we do use the aircon as our girls and my hubby get bad rashes(I freeze with the aircon lol) but before we had aircon our bills were the same at the previous rental. I have caught a few people out who brag about low useage but actually have gas and solar and the best energy saving appliances but claim they are just like everyone else and do nothing different so do not feel like you are doing anything wrong. I gave up trying to cut my usage as my bills were always the same

    So with or without aircon we have the same amount on our bill.

    I do turn everything of at the wall every day I leave for work and before bed.
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    We were paying $200 in Melbourne but didn't have air con & had gas cooking & heating.

    Now we're in Newcastle, we use both air cons all the time & electric cooking. Plus BIL who lives down stairs pays the power bill.

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    For those of you who have access to dodo electricity give them a go. We went from $750 a quarter to $320 and haven't done a thing differently.


 
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