One thing I didn't know was that chargers for cameras / mobile phones / laptops draw power all the time they are switched on, even if you aren't charging anything. So switch on to charge and then switch off at the wall when you are finished.
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18-06-2011 09:57 #21
18-06-2011 10:05 #22
18-06-2011 10:36 #23
Do people who use try to use gas instead of electricity actual find it works out cheaper?
We have gas cooking and hot water. We rarely use the stove/oven and don't use hot water excessively but our gas bills are always heaps more expensive then the electricity bill.
18-06-2011 10:53 #24
i more than halved our electricity bill this last quarter from the one before.
for us it was being aware of the peak/off peak times and running washing and dishwasher accordingly.
unplugged clothes dryer at the wall and only use in emergency - as in after a week of rain.
brought extra indoor clothes racks so now have enough to hang the 2 loads of washing i do each day.
teaching DD1 to turn lights off and trying to teach DH!
ensuring everything is switched off before we leave the house.
18-06-2011 16:58 #25
Wow ladies, some fantastic tips!
Bumping for the night time hubbers.
18-06-2011 17:25 #26
Great thread. I'm in Tassie too and dreading our next power bill
18-06-2011 17:52 #27
18-06-2011 18:00 #28Senior Member
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WOW didnt even consider power prices in Tassy..we are thinking of moving there.
Currently in perth and we've just installed solar power...Yes its a big expence straight out but very worth it. We were getting power bills in the $500 mark, since we put in solar they've been about $50!!!!!!
18-06-2011 18:11 #29
18-06-2011 18:11 #30Senior Member
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I have two to add:
we now use the BBQ to do a lot of our cooking
I often cook two meals at once and then reheat stuff the next night
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