Electricity price hikes kick in tomorrow (1 July 2021)

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How much should our household be paying? We use ~1200KWh per month on citypower.
 

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R500 + 13.48% = R567.40

So an extra 67 bux a month for me. Not exactly gonna need to sell a kidney, I'll survive this years increase I reckon
Lucky you. We in PMBurg pay R650.00 mcb charge (breaker fee) BEFORE any consumption.
 

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Just bought my usual R500 worth of units for the month
I use to get 208 units, today I got 183 units
Bastards, 25 units less.

R2,72 per unit !!!!!
 

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How much should our household be paying? We use ~1200KWh per month on citypower.
The household should look at getting more efficient first
at that usage excluding network fees etc you probably paying R2500
 

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The household should look at getting more efficient first
at that usage excluding network fees etc you probably paying R2500
I was wondering how he got to that usage.

Halogen lights vs Led
CRT TVs vs Led tvs
Old school fridges?
Heaters everywhere even in Summer?

I have 3 fridges, 3 tvs, 3 garage doors motorised, 2 pumps, 2 aircons and all the other normal trappings and I only use 600kw per month (I just buy 600).
 

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I was wondering how he got to that usage.

Halogen lights vs Led
CRT TVs vs Led tvs
Old school fridges?
Heaters everywhere even in Summer?

I have 3 fridges, 3 tvs, 3 garage doors motorised, 2 pumps, 2 aircons and all the other normal trappings and I only use 600kw per month (I just buy 600).
It's quite easy to get to that type of usage in a freestanding house.

Even before I started renting out my garden cottage, my usage was just as high. Its slightly more now.

All lights are led but have about 7*20w led floodlights running the whole night on a day night switch.
Cooking with gas stove and oven
4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
Pool pump
Evacuated tube solar geyser
Well pump + jet pump feeding water to the entire house
Pond pump
Electric fence
2 inverter and 1 non inverter aircon (12000btu, 24000btu and 12000btu respectively) which are only used in summer.
No electrical heating as we have a wood fireplace
1 fridge and 1 deep freeze
Tumble dryer but only in winter and maybe 3 times per week
3 TVs
Been to cup coffee machine that gets used about 7 times per day
14kg top loader washing machine

This list is not exhaustive but I'm using 40kWh per day in winter and close to 55kwh per day in summer.
 

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It's quite easy to get to that type of usage in a freestanding house.

Even before I started renting out my garden cottage, my usage was just as high. Its slightly more now.

All lights are led but have about 7*20w led floodlights running the whole night on a day night switch.
Cooking with gas stove and oven
4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
Pool pump
Evacuated tube solar geyser
Well pump + jet pump feeding water to the entire house
Pond pump
Electric fence
2 inverter and 1 non inverter aircon (12000btu, 24000btu and 12000btu respectively) which are only used in summer.
No electrical heating as we have a wood fireplace
1 fridge and 1 deep freeze
Tumble dryer but only in winter and maybe 3 times per week
3 TVs
Been to cup coffee machine that gets used about 7 times per day
14kg top loader washing machine

This list is not exhaustive but I'm using 40kWh per day in winter and close to 55kwh per day in summer.
Still think it's your pumps using the most electricity and the tumble dryer. As I have most of that and still about 600units a month.
 
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Still think it's your pumps using the most electricity and the tumble dryer. As I have most of that and still about 600units a month.
Definitely the 3 pumps. Only use the tumble dryer in winter and that uses about 4kwh per cycle which comes to an extra 50 to 60kwh per month from May to July.

I should put a killawatt plug in the pumps. It should be easy as both pumps for water is on a separate DB outside where the pool pump is.

Just checked the Citiq statement for June and my tenants purchased 344kwh for the month so my own consumption is about 1000kwh. Total consumption for June was 1 350kwh.
 

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It's quite easy to get to that type of usage in a freestanding house.

Even before I started renting out my garden cottage, my usage was just as high. Its slightly more now.

All lights are led but have about 7*20w led floodlights running the whole night on a day night switch.
Cooking with gas stove and oven
4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
Pool pump
Evacuated tube solar geyser
Well pump + jet pump feeding water to the entire house
Pond pump
Electric fence
2 inverter and 1 non inverter aircon (12000btu, 24000btu and 12000btu respectively) which are only used in summer.
No electrical heating as we have a wood fireplace
1 fridge and 1 deep freeze
Tumble dryer but only in winter and maybe 3 times per week
3 TVs
Been to cup coffee machine that gets used about 7 times per day
14kg top loader washing machine

This list is not exhaustive but I'm using 40kWh per day in winter and close to 55kwh per day in summer.
Maybe?
2 x 10w leds which is switch on whole night
2 x invertor aircon 12k btu
3 x fridges (1 old school double door)
Well point pump on float switch to top up tanks,
pool pump for pool,
pool pump on float switch to filter wellpoint water, another pump with pressure switch supplying the filtered water to 2 toploaders for now, 12 and 14 kg,
1 big whirlpool tumble dryer,
Cooking is electric.
1 x defy dishwasher
3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms.
Normal kwikwot geyser.

Smaller
Alarm
PC and laptops
Various printers

Still only get to about to 600kw.

But I am selective over which appliances I buy, even lights etc.
 

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Just to add, I dont switch the geyser off.
 

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Just to add, I dont switch the geyser off.
Neither do I and I'm at about 600w as well, but I only have one pool pump, which granted hasn't been run since April as I am getting the pool fixed.
 
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