Monday, February 28, 2011

Standby Electricty In Australia : 50 Watts 24/7

Power The Microwave With Saved Standby?
Many homes in Australia are not aware of the true costs of standby electricity. The reason for this is simple, no-one has explained where standby electricity hides and the occurring costs to them.

It does not take long for standby electricity in the average Aussie home, to amount to a considerable cost on a quarterly bill.Why? Well remember most appliances using standby electricity are using it 24/7. And that is for 91 days on a quarterly bill!

Some homes Aussie Home Energy has visited, have literally 100's of watts, of standby electricity.

What we are going to tell you now, is how 50 watts of electrical standby can cost you dearly. Just as important though, is what this energy could be alternatively used for.

50 watts of 24/7 electrical standby, equates to 110,000 watts per quarter. This wasted power costs you $27.50 when based on a charge of 25 cents per 'kWh'. That is $110 per year! Now if you were to eliminate the standby electricity, you could use the saved power to do one of the following:

  • Roast a chicken twice in a standard oven, every week.
  • Run your pool pump for 8 hours every week.
  • Power a 51cm CRT television, for 16 hours every day.
  • Boil your kettle for 50 hours per quarter.
  • Power two 25 watt lights 24/7.
  • Keep a 15 kWh home running for over a week, once a year.
  • Keep your LCD television going for 8 hours per day.
  • Boil your veggies for 4 hours as well as heat your electric fry pan for 3 hours, every week.

Amazing to think that you could be doing anyone of these tasks, for no further cost! Simply by turning off the electrical standby you are wasting and using the same power for a more beneficial use.

Do you know what your home is consuming in electrical standby?

To start discovering the Standby Electricity and it's related costs, in your home, visit our STANDBY ELECTRICITY page.

This blog post and podcast brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY REDUCTION SERVICE industry in Australia.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

5 Reasons Electricity Bills Rise

Make sure you're fully aware of the five reasons, an electricity bill may rise.

When the electricity bill costs more, the finger is often pointed at the electricity providers costs! When in fact the total energy used in the home [kWh] has risen!

Ask yourself when you get the next bill, whether you have used more or less electricity. You need to know this, so compare your energy use with the last bill and the same period a year ago.

The five reasons your electricity bill may rise, can be due to changes in :

  • The number of people visiting or moving into your home, as this often increases energy use.
  • Appliance changes, whether new or old. Have the appliance's energy ratings increased?
  • Your usage patterns, as you may be using some appliances more often.
  • The condition of appliances due to maintenance and age. Could you have a faulty appliance?
  • The cost of your energy per kWh and changes to the electricity suppliers service charges.

Knowing the five reasons for increased electricity bill costs, will help you pin-point the real reason for your higher electricity bill. In some cases helping you decrease your electricity bill thereafter.

This blog post and podcast brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY REDUCTION SERVICE industry in Australia.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Current Cost Envi MyCurrentCost Alternative

The Current Cost Envi is one of the most popular home electricity monitors in Australia.

A monitor chosen by many householders for it's simplicity. Easily displaying their home's electricity use and costs, over the last day, week or month. Not forgetting this information is easily shown anywhere within the home.

January 2018 : Current Cost home energy monitor users please note MyCurrentCost dashboard was retired 15th January.

This alternative free real-time dashboard is a great alternative HOME ENERGY MONITOR dashboard solution, with auto upload support for PVOutput ie solar.
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