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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsoptomistic View Post
    We pay approx $150 per fortnight in power and that just covers the bill...

    It has gone up since last year :-(
    Yes we are the same and that was before the price increase, a normal bill was around $1000 a quarter :-(
    We are building next year and will certainly be doing some research on a more energy efficient house as I will be expecting our next bill to be around $1200

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    For those with bills in excess of $500, do you leave everything turned on when not using it, eg;microwave, lights, tv, jug??

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I hate it. For Christmas we are buying a 7 star tv $2700 but costs about $60 a year to run. I'm trying to upgrade our appliances to higher star ratings to help it out! It's ridiculous. We're not even home!!!!
    Might be a strange question but do you know how much other tv's cost to run as we have a 52 inch plasma that is only 12 months old but the heat that comes off it is unbelievable and it's on alllllllllll day long so would be interested to know how much it is actually costing to run.

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    I don't think ours has really changed. We have solar panels, so we get cheaper bills anyway, but our last quarter was about $250 (after the deduction from the panels).

    Ask AFTER the Summer period (we have ducted air-con) and we'll see just how high it can get... lol. Last year it was about $800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsmum View Post
    Might be a strange question but do you know how much other tv's cost to run as we have a 52 inch plasma that is only 12 months old but the heat that comes off it is unbelievable and it's on alllllllllll day long so would be interested to know how much it is actually costing to run.
    What brand is your tv? I have a 50" LG plasma and I never get heat off it. Mine is only turned on at the wall when in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    For those with bills in excess of $500, do you leave everything turned on when not using it, eg;microwave, lights, tv, jug??
    Nope they all get turned off at the switch.. They kind of have to be..
    like I said.. We have power surges, we can't have 2 ceiling fans running at once other wise the whole house trips, the lights are the same story and when the washing machine is going the tv stuff up! Light bulbs always blow after a surge too..
    The computer is always on so we can keep an eye on how many surges we have a day...
    The realestate will send people over to look at it but it goes back to its old ways with in a week..

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    Yep ours has gone up a heap

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    Ours was $560, which is basically 200 more than last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsmum View Post
    Might be a strange question but do you know how much other tv's cost to run as we have a 52 inch plasma that is only 12 months old but the heat that comes off it is unbelievable and it's on alllllllllll day long so would be interested to know how much it is actually costing to run.
    No idea exactly how much, but dh is always going on about plasmas being the worst. He wants to get rid of ours......yeh right buddy I paid $7000 for it 4 years ago, it stays till it dies!!

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    We are in victoria and it went up almost double


 
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