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jane310567, Jul 11, 4:24am
ours is the highest it's ever been. It certainly has been a cold winter so far. 1700 kw for June.

lyndad59, Jul 11, 4:37am
I think the opposite & think the winter has been pretty good ! Just got our power bill & it's only $4 more than last month .$165 ,when this time last year it was well over the $200 ! Just checked our bill & we used 673 KW

samanya, Jul 11, 5:23am
How the hell do you manage that?
I'm dreading my next account . -5 regularly here & not a lot more in the daytime, some days . with a heat pump for the bedroom end of the house only turned on later in the evening & a wonderful log fire with a wetback, for the living end, lit about 3pm usually (single storey house & quite large).
Got a few freezers etc & I pay around $300+ per month.
Hints accepted with pleasure!

lyndad59, Jul 11, 5:30am
We only heat the living area's with electric heating & I bought the Artic sheets form The WH & they are wonderful ! Last year we used to have to heat the bedrooms & used an oil heater it was HUGE power bills ! We have very sunny living areas ,I have to say & do sit with a blanket over our knees at night ,Lol

puddles11, Jul 11, 5:48am
My next bill is probably gonna be a big one, but stuff it - I hate the cold and I refuse to freeze.

jessebird, Jul 11, 6:17am
Last months $110.00,no heatpump.

jonners2013, Jul 11, 6:31am
there's only two of us most of the time but for the past 4 weeks we've had relatives living with us in the house and our bill last month was $155. reasonably small house, 4 people, heat pump for living room and an oil column heater in the bedrooms, all cooking and hot water is electric. in christchurch.

during summer our power bills are $70-80.

gillian25, Jul 11, 6:48am
Got my first electric account from genisis today. $567. changed to them because they quoted cheap as.

schnauzer11, Jul 11, 7:29am
Good luck, gillian. I changed our a/c to them a couple of years ago after they proclaimed themselves amazing. Well, a few months later we signed-back to Meridian, as the bills from Genesis were crazy! We are very low-use generally,use a log-burner, but by the Genesis bills we had been roasting our hocks in front of a wall of electric 24/7! I could have argued, but just wanted rid of them!

jessebird, Jul 11, 9:21am

bergkamp, Jul 11, 9:23am
any underfloor heating?

kacy5, Jul 12, 6:21am
It's been a great winter for sun but the frosts have been really hard. A sunny day makes it worthwhile though. Last year I needed gumboots for months but this year not a puddle in sight although farmers in the area are worried with the lack of rain.

brightlights60, Jul 12, 6:36am
We are just waiting for our cracker of a bill. Usually around July we hit around $700. Today had the hot water changed over to instant gas so looking forward we hope to this being the last big one. 70's house, lots of add ons (length) plus sleepout. 3 heatpumps, 2 hot water cylinders. Last month was $567. Stayed with Genesis as they gave us $250 credit and froze our rate for a year to stay. We will see.

trade4us2, Jul 12, 6:42am
My latest reading is 668 units for the month. All electric house. Why do people live south of Auckland and complain about their power bills?

jonners2013, Jul 12, 8:19am
$700?! you must be running a massive crop!

mme, Jul 13, 2:37pm
Same reason ppl in Aucklands complain about the cost of housing.
It's colder here so it's more.expensive to heat your home. Talk about pointing out the obvious.

trade4us2, Jul 13, 9:58pm
My house cost $155k. That's cheap!

mme, Jul 14, 1:35pm
My first house in Spreydon cost around that but that was 27yrs ago.

What's the GV now?

trade4us2, Jul 14, 8:45pm
$1270000, but I painted it!

spyware, Jul 15, 7:32am
I use more than that in a week. $660 for June before discount. 1 person with cat.

spyware, Jul 15, 7:33am
Probably no heat of any sort.

golfaholic2, Jul 15, 7:59am
Im sure if I wasn't running a large spa pool , and a 65inch plasma TV , and didn't have a 19yr old son who loves to drain the HWC ever second night and leaves every light in the house on , our power bills would be around the $110 mark . instead of the stupid $190.65 bill sitting beside me . that's the highest I can ever remember having

thetotalbeast, Jul 17, 3:04am
$85 this month with Contacts prompt payment discount. We used about 550kWh.
I have gas for cooking and hotwater, and heatpumps and 400w panel heaters for heating. Monthly gas bill was $45.
There are only 2 of us and we only heat the rooms we use. We have solar pv panels subsidising the running of the house in daylight hours.

jessebird, Jul 17, 3:26am
Yes nitestore going 24/7

eddienz, Jul 19, 12:03am
$586 thid month
for 2 adults and 1 child

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