1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How big is your electricity bill?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Jon Weaver, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. Jon Weaver

    Jon Weaver
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2000
    Messages:
    6,015
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Born in Bristol but now in Newport, (for my sins)
    Ratings:
    +648
    I know that its off topic, but the people in this group seem to be the most helpful and have similar setups to me.

    I am a bit gadget mad and have a lot of 'toys'. But they are relativly low current devices.

    As I just live with my girlfriend and there are only 2 of us, we don't use high power items (cooker, washing machine, dish washer etc) as often as some larger families might.

    However, my electricity bill has been rising steadily over recenty years..

    Its currently about £120-£130 per quater.

    I am just wondering if people with 'large setups' could give me and idea of whether this is 'typical'.

    Obviously, its dependant on a lot of factors, but I am just interested in a rough idea!

    Any feedback would be apprecaited

    Jon
     
  2. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,906
    We have an electric cooker a washing machine that copes with a two year old's needs and a television that seems to be switched to the cartoon Network twelve hours a day and our electricity bill is never more than £100 per quarter.

    Do you have an electric immersion heater as they can eat up the juice ?

    AV equipment is not that power hungry so you will have to look elsewhere for the culprit.
     
  3. Jon Weaver

    Jon Weaver
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2000
    Messages:
    6,015
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Born in Bristol but now in Newport, (for my sins)
    Ratings:
    +648
    I do, but its not switched on...

    I know that I am a bit lazy with lights and that, and I have a big house, so that could explain something.

    But nothing that I use regularly (AV, Computer, gadgets) is high current.

    I might have to get the electricity board in to take a look at the meter!!
     
  4. ums69

    ums69
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Its currently about £40-£50 per quarter. With heavy equipment..
     
  5. Ian Cox

    Ian Cox
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Wow £120 - £130 a quater!

    I thought I was paying a lot at £40 a quater. There again I live in a fairly large one bedroom flat but both the other half and myself are never there during the day in the week, so the electricity is only used in the evening and at the weekends.

    The sort of items that are used the most are the HC setup, which includes amp, DVD, CD, 32" TV, cable box etc, the PC, washing machine, microwave and lights. Cooker and heating are gas.

    So that little lot costs me £40 a quater so it is bit strange that your bill is so much higher. I would get your electricity company to come round and have a look at your metre if I was you.
     
  6. Zone

    Zone
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2001
    Messages:
    6,540
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Ratings:
    +2,141
    £40 a quarter but I'm outta the house 15hrs a day so I think thats alot.

    Si
     
  7. Jon Weaver

    Jon Weaver
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2000
    Messages:
    6,015
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    Born in Bristol but now in Newport, (for my sins)
    Ratings:
    +648
    I just spoke to a colleague who lives in a similar sized house.. He has no 'toys' but a big family..

    His bill is £200 per quarter, so I don't feel so bad now.

    But it just doesn't seem right.

    I am going to do some tests and see if I can work it out!

    Thanks for the feedback

    Jon
     
  8. Ian J

    Ian J
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    25,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +4,906
    A further thought - We lived in a rented house for six months whilst house hunting and the electricity bill was much higher. I think that was down to an old and inefficient fridge and freezer
     
  9. Zone

    Zone
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2001
    Messages:
    6,540
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Barnsley
    Ratings:
    +2,141
    John
    are there any suspicious looking cables eminating from your property and entering your neighbors :eek:

    Si
     
  10. encaser

    encaser
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Messages:
    1,566
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Suffolk/Essex
    Ratings:
    +112
    Jon, perhaps you should do a hunt for different electric service providers chargers and their rates?
     
  11. £note

    £note
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Messages:
    145
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Isle of Skye
    Ratings:
    +13
    Jon

    Your best bet is to do an energy audit and believe me it is worth while, I did this when I moved to my present house and managed to reduce my consumption to 20 unitys per day (it is a large house).

    Quite simply list all appliances at there wattage rating
    Multiply by number of hours in use.
    Add up and divide by 1,000 to get a daily Kwh usage.
    1 unit of electricity = 1Kwh.

    This may seem laborious, however it gets you thinking as to how you can go about reducing your bill.

    Regards
     

Share This Page

Loading...