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Offline Mumtaz (CapetonianInWellington)

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Average monthly costs for electricity
« on: April 18, 2009, 11:44:12 pm »
I have done some research and have found some threads of two or three people. I am just curious as to how much families of 4 (i.e. 2 Adults and 2 children) pay for electricity per month on anverage?

We pay on average $260 and above for electricity every month.

 



Offline mandyh

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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 12:03:48 am »
We're a family of 7 with extras on weekends and we're about that amount as well.  Winter it goes up marginally but we don't use heaters of any kind.  Only extra is for the tumble drier when we have to.


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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 04:46:09 am »
When we stayed for 2 months in Aotea (Porirua, Wellington) and we found the average to be $160 (plus minus) per month with 4 adults:

PC's running most of the evening, watching TV, using the tumble dryer about once a week etc (there were also 2 large fridges running) and washing was done twice a week. Once or twice we even used the electric blanket but just long enough to warm the bed up.






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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 05:21:36 am »
At least the electricity is on when you need it  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 07:51:35 am »
For our family 2 adults and two kids our bille is between $115-$150 I do use the tumbledrier about twice a week and the washing also twice a week and the tv and computer all day



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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 08:10:05 am »
Thanks everyone. Just wanted to get a rough idea.



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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 08:16:23 am »
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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 10:56:14 pm »
We pay around $150 per month - 2 adults and 2 pikaniens

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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2009, 11:09:26 pm »
we average about $160 p/m, we get a 10% prompt payment discount (debit order) so it's down to $144 for 2 adults, 2 mini-we's. wife uses the dryer all the time and we have 2 heatpumps. having said that, we bought high energy star rating stuff, have energy saving lamps throughout the house and never leave lights on. we make a constant effort to save energy/electricity, only run the dishwasher before we go to bed and so on and so forth...i even look at the watt rating of appliances in my decision making when buying stuff..bla bla gotta get back to work  :)

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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 07:35:29 am »
You can compare different electricity companies prices on this website http://www.consumer.org.nz/powerswitch/Default.asp?bhcp=1 and see if one of the other companies in your area is cheaper. :)
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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2009, 07:41:33 am »
Thanks Wendy

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Offline Mumtaz (CapetonianInWellington)

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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2009, 08:52:01 am »
Thanks Wendy



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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 09:29:44 am »
We pay about $220 a month for a family of four.   The house we are renting have PLENTY lights!  That is probably why it's so high.  We have ten globes just in the lounge!!!  We eventually started taking out some of the globes all around the house so we will see how that goes.   
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Re: Average monthly costs for electricity
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 10:41:20 pm »
With Autumn and Winter on the way the cost of electricity will go up.  And if you use a tumble dryer it will go up dramatically!

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2009, 08:46:51 am »
Our bill for summer was around $140 and that was no drier and the dishwasher only when we had guests as there are only two of us.  Now that winter is coming and it is colder, we are using the heater in the bedroom in the mornings and bathing instead of showering so it will go up to around $200 (our bill last winter).  I dry the washing indoors on a washline and only use the drier as a backup.
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