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    Default Electricity Monitoring at home.

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    Just had a look at my bill and its not 5.7kwper day its 60.96KWH
    Average daily cost is $17


    Hi All,
    Just received my latest home electricity bill and holey $%#@.

    Is there some way of looking into what is drawing most of the power in my house.
    mine is at 60.96KW per day.

    I have a 3.5kw solar system on the roof and that doesnt seem to bring the bill down too much.


    any ideas?

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    Welcome to South Australia!!!!!!! I reckon if you turn everything off at the fuse box, they'd still charge you for 10KW per day. Our local library (of all places) apparently has a device for testing power usage, haven't availed myself of it yet. I'm sure that you could find someone who could test it, what about one of those blokes that offer "free" energy assessments, they might be able to point you in the right direction. Even AGL or your energy provider might assist.
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    I dont think 5.7 is that big, whats your idea of a big bill ? (dollars wise)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    Welcome to South Australia!!!!!!! I reckon if you turn everything off at the fuse box, they'd still charge you for 10KW per day. Our local library (of all places) apparently has a device for testing power usage, haven't availed myself of it yet. I'm sure that you could find someone who could test it, what about one of those blokes that offer "free" energy assessments, they might be able to point you in the right direction. Even AGL or your energy provider might assist.
    I Agree with the comment they would still charge you 10kw a day :-)

    I Might check the library to see if they have something.
    Next time one of those shady people come to my door and ask if I want a free test I might have to see what they offer :-)
    Just reading up on the energy and water ombudsman web site to see if they recommend any thing.

    Thanks for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    I dont think 5.7 is that big, whats your idea of a big bill ? (dollars wise)
    When I get a bill for $1800 in a quarter that's a big bill to me :-)

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    Shit, yeah, $1800 is massive. But to get that, wouldnt you be using a lot lot more than 5.7 a day ??

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    Ok, had a bit of a Google which suggest you are paying up around 40 cents a kWh ??!!!! Fark, move states as quick as you can.

    In Vic, I am paying :

    Off Peak : 11pm to 7am - $0.1533
    Shoulder : 7am to 3pm - $0.3081
    Peak : 3pm to 11pm - $0.3081
    Daily Service Charge : $0.8564
    Solar Generation to Grid : 11.8 cents per kWh

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    Ok, had a bit of a Google which suggest you are paying up around 40 cents a kWh ??!!!! Fark, move states as quick as you can.
    Might have too
    I will double check my bill for the daily use as that doesn't sound right I know im not paying 40c a KW but I know for sure it was $1800 then less my feed in tariff it came down to around $1600 im on about 52c feed in so just need lots more sun to overcome the high prices.

    The only gas I have in my house is Two heaters, one at each end of the house which aren't on a lot as we don't feel the cold so everything else is Elect

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    I use 3 times the amount of you at the moment with 2 people. I use most in Winter, have an 8kw Solar which knocks summer use to almost nothing and with improved feed in rate for Solar, I can have no power bill at all.
    But with the price of Gas in Victoria getting outrageous, I have been turning the gas ducted heating off in favour of my 8kw daikin split system where I can because realistically off peak power is cheaper than gas.

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    We are totally different here, Gas is cheaper than Electricity, I believe Adelaide is famous for the Most expensive power in the World WOOHOO we are number 1!!!!

    ooopppppsssss


    Just had the wife send me the bill,
    my Average daily use is 60.96KW

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavogr View Post
    Just had the wife send me the bill,
    my Average daily use is 60.96KW
    That's more like it....
    I only use 8Kw per day and my bill was $180 I couldn't understand why you were complaining about 5Kw.

    I'd be fkn spewing if I used 60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteOx View Post
    That's more like it....
    I only use 8Kw per day and my bill was $180 I couldn't understand why you were complaining about 5Kw.

    I'd be fkn spewing if I used 60.
    Yep mis read the Average,



    I know in Summer peak on my panels I create around 28-35 kw from the 3.2kw solar system so I never cover my bill with the panels

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    No domestic consumer uses 60kWh a day unless they are running a *cough* 'hdyroponic' set up or something.
    You are not even heating electrically.
    Speak to your service provider.
    Sounds to me like a case of overcharging with a dodgy meter.

    My average is 6kWh a day, solar, small family.
    This era of thoughtless consumption must end so we can encourage a world of creative geniuses rather than consumer idiots.


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    Well I can assure you I'm not running a hydro setup 😀 Or any thing of that sort. That's why u posted here I thought it was a massive bill.[IMG][/IMG]
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    Those teenage boys must have massive gaming computers

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    I wish it was that simple, no they dont thats why i need a monitor to help determine what is eating my power, I think the neighbors must all be tapped in aswell.

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    Are you sure your meter is not being used as a fan?
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    Something is not right that's for sure.

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    Now the figures are making sense, shit 60 a day, yikes ! And it was the same a year ago according to your bill.

    Its a massive amount, you need to buy one of those meters that tells you how much a device is using. Most electrical stores should sell something.

    Its a massive amount, do you have Plasma TV"s?

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    What sort of lights ? Not halogen downlights are they ?

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