We only have Ergon available here. Ours is that easily during winter. It's much higher during summer even when we are away. Highest one so far is $1600 over summer and that is average for our area. That's with 2 adults and 2 under 4.
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08-10-2015 10:00 #81
08-10-2015 11:54 #82
Wow, my bill is massive! I live in far North Queensland in a 3 bedroom home so the air-con is a must.
During those couple of months of "winter" where we can survive on just fans and open windows my bill is about $800.
That's with 2 adults and a toddler.
During summer it can reach $1200!! But my house isn't insulated. So air-con is a major energy drainer :/ We are with Ergon but don't have a choice in our energy provider.
08-10-2015 12:06 #83
Interesting to read what others are paying. We just installed a 5KW solar system (which I am not yet convinced was worth while....). We get paid next to nothing for what we put back into the grid, so still pay around $150 per quarter (that's night time/cloudy day usage).
Previously our bills ranged from $500-$800 from memory. 5 bedroom house, pool, ducted reverse cycle aircon, 2 adults 1 child, SEQ. Our hot water has always been solar.
08-10-2015 12:32 #84Member
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We have a 5kw solar system, but only realised it wasn't switched on properly about 30 days into our last billing period. We ended up with a $600 power bill after a $200 solar credit. And there are only two of us in the house 😁
The solar system is now generating about 30kw a day on a sunny day, so hopefully the next bill will be less. Hoping to offset aircon usage over summer because I'll be home with a newborn
08-10-2015 12:42 #85
08-10-2015 13:38 #86
08-10-2015 13:40 #87
You need to know your tariffs. When are peak times? Are you on time of use or a flat rate. If time of use and power is cheap overnight then run washing machine and dishwasher overnight and try and turn heating off during the day when it's expensive. Know your tariffs people. It's the start of understanding your usage and bills
08-10-2015 14:09 #88
We have 4 living in our 3 bedroom older house. Dp, 2 kids and myself. We don't have gas at all. Last quarter our bill was $430 which was a jump from the one before which was $320. We didn't run any heaters at all during winter but we do have an older washing machine and 2 fridges running plus the tv is on most of the day. Apart from that nothing gets used apart from the odd appliance here and there or when I'm vacuuming. I'm with agl and live in outer north brisbane.
08-10-2015 15:38 #89Senior Member
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My DS lives on his own and recently changed electricity providers. He was told that turning off and unplugging unused appliances saves electricity .. Just thought I'd share
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