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I look on our smart meter, could be BS.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).
What about Ekhuruleni ??
No mention of the 31% increase in the 0 to 600kw band on IBT tarrif. The tarrif that will affect most of the customers in middle to low income households
Then lets not talk about the waste and sanitation increases that are in the 1000's of % increase in some bands.
ANC is a stuff up and DA has also been largely very quiet on this
Get yourself evaporative coolers. From your usage case, you'll break even in 3 years tops. It's also fresh, moisturised air for the entire house.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
Evacuated tube solar geyser
Well pump + jet pump feeding water to the entire house
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
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.
Slowly but surely Eskom is out pricing themselves out of the electricity generating market.Paying over R3.00 per kWh on higher Tshwane tariff block. Almost cheaper to run a generator in my own backyard. Ridiculous.
Paying over R3.00 per kWh on higher Tshwane tariff block. Almost cheaper to run a generator in my own backyard. Ridiculous.
Yes you are right, about double the price to generate your own kwh versus buying it at current rates. But the point is that it is not day and night differences anymore. And if you can buy fuel without the road taxes, you might actually come in cheaper.You must have access to very cheaper diesel, an incredibly efficient generator or both. I'd estimate a kwh from a diesel generator at R6, excluding maintenance, and cost of purchase.