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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    And despite popular belief for most people having energy saving light bills will not make a big difference to your quarterly bill (unless you have an excessive amount and run them a lot) nor does turning things off at the power point unless again you have a excessive amount of appliances on standby.
    I used to work in the elec industry too before going on mat leave, and I don't really agree. It's amazing how quickly it all adds up... I think most people don't really think about it. We have two lights in our lounge area... But they each have 5 bulbs (old chandelier type fixtures). Same with our rumpus room. It's excessive, so we only have two bulbs in each light.
    And as for things on standby, we were told most appliances use only about $10-15/yr in power on standby... Not much, but when you've got a tv or two, VCR, DVD, hard disk recorder, stereo, microwave, computer, monitor, computer speakers, printer, modem, kids stereos/tvs etc all on standby, it quickly adds up to a hundred or two a year. Something that can be easily cut out...

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    We are in qld and rent our last bill was around $550 mark I have 3 adults and 2 kiddies we have a fish filter that runs constantly I only use the Aircon when I can't stand it anymore and we have a pool that runs 3 hours morning and night I try to switch things off but it's hard to do

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    Around $200-250 per quarter (I think).
    We're in Melbourne, gas hot water & stovetop, electric oven and use aircon in summer but not every day. The bills are a bit less in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    How is it possible to have a $800 bill????? Is it the different companies charge more? Or are people using way more? I feel sorry for our planet

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    We live in Tassie. Electricity is very expensive in Tassie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Hiss View Post
    We live in Tassie. Electricity is very expensive in Tassie.
    its not fair!! We have the cheapest source of power and pay the most!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    How is it possible to have a $800 bill????? Is it the different companies charge more? Or are people using way more? I feel sorry for our planet

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    no idea but i have one. im in an older house nsw 6 people. pretty much all new decent star rating appliances. all things turned off. all energy saving bulbs. only one fridge. never use air con. never need heating due to fireplace. id love to know how its possible



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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    My normal electricity bill is about $300 per a quarter in NSW with electric everything in my home. I work in the electricity industry (when I am not on parental leave) and part of my role is to do energy audits (which makes me mean when it comes to power usage) I struggle to believe how small some peoples bills are per a quarter because it costs me $120 a quarter just to have my fridge on and $60 just to have the power on (in system access charges) Hence if I used absolutely nothing but my fridge in my home (so no lights, hot water etc) my bill would still be at least $180ish.

    Having said that a bill over $500 is not a basic type of use bill. Something large is being used in the home. Airconditioning, pools, heating, additional fridges, dryer etc etc And despite popular belief for most people having energy saving light bills will not make a big difference to your quarterly bill (unless you have an excessive amount and run them a lot) nor does turning things off at the power point unless again you have a excessive amount of appliances on standby.
    We live in an old house with ancient hot water system and dodgy powerpoints. Our last house the pool pump was faulty and the only thing that chewed power(we turned everything off and tested each thing individually) the pool pump was the issue and they still blamed our appliances the pool chewed around 100p/wbased the energy monitor when the pumped turned on it started beeping frantically with the only other appliance a fridge with used bugger all. This house it is the aircon as our first bill was only $400 with no aircon useage and during the holidays $800 with aircon but its an old crappy thing. I am looking foward to winter bill as we wont use heating as they are only affected by heat.

    The next bill will be ok as we are not home during the heat of the day as I am at work and kids at school.

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    This is outrages! I had NO idea that where you live had such a Huge difference! It's not fair that I live in a old houses built in the 70's with 3 ppl, uses dryer maybe twice a week, washing machine daily, coffee machine, microwave and oven almost every day, electric hot water pays $180 per quarter and others doing the exact same thing pay $400 or $500! Thank Goodness I'm lucky that where we live atm is cheap...

    It's almost like, when we move (we rent) I'd want to find out what previous tenants usage was!! To get some sort of idea, though unfortunately this would vary depending on everything else.

    I have to say though, I've never had a bill over $300 no matter where I lived. (not bragging, just stating)

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