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Electricity consumption.

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:28pm
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alexander

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Does any member know of a way of measuring or getting the electricity consumption of any given appliance apart from past and future bills for comparison? Or knowing the cost of running an appliance. Any ideas? Alexander.

davidba

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:19am

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:19am

Hi . Look on the label on each appliance and find its power rating in watts. Then find out the unit cost from your supplier in KW . A 1000 watt appliance will use one unit per hour. So a 10 watt appliance will use one unit in 10 hours . A 2000 watt appliance will use 2 units an hour and so on . Hope this helps .

Stevec2x

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:17am

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:17am

Hi Alexander 

If your property uses electricity for heating and hot water (as does mine) then it's pretty well certain that these are by far the biggest consumers of power. If possible, put your water boiler on a timer set for your cheap rate period(s).

For heating, use your Aircon - it's not as expensive as some people seem to believe.

Other appliances may also draw 1 or 2 kw, but they don't do that for long (eg your kettle might be 2kw, but it's never on for more than 5 minutes, but your water boiler could easily be on for 2 hours to produce a baths worth of water). Equally, your washing machine only heats a small quantity of water, and then just moves it around for an hour or so.

It's worth registering online with your supplier - who will have facilities to allow you to monitor consumption, and predict your next bill.

Cheers 

Steve 

Jk270233

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:18pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:18pm

Iberdrolas app gives you a break down of what you use on a daily basis hour by hour so that let's you see what your actually using..

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alexander

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:36pm

alexander

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:36pm

davidba wrote on Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:19am:

Hi . Look on the label on each appliance and find its power rating in watts. Then find out the unit cost from your supplier in KW . A 1000 watt appliance will use one unit per hour. So a 10 watt appliance will use one unit in 10 hours . A 2000 watt appliance will use 2 units an hour and so on . H...

...ope this helps .

Good morning David, thanks for your reply.    The appliance I am trying to cost is one of the new small plug into the socket heaters.It has a 600 W rating so based on your own electricity tariffs how much should it cost for 5 hours use?     Alexander ,    Best regards, Alexander    [email protected]

davidba

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:23pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:23pm

alexander wrote on Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:36pm:

Good morning David, thanks for your reply.    The appliance I am trying to cost is one of the new small plug into the socket heaters.It has a 600 W rating so based on your own electricity tariffs how much should it cost for 5 hours use?     Alexander ,    Best r...

...egards, Alexander    [email protected]

Hi that will be 3 KW or 3 units of electricity.

Stevec2x

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:50pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:50pm

Hi David 

Sorry, but I feel I have to correct you in the name of clarity...

When you say 3kW, what you actually mean is 3kWh. 

Alexander, you need to look at your last bill and find the line that says something like "100kWh X €0.15 per kWh=€15.00"

In this case the charge is €0.15 per kWh, so 3kWh would cost €0.45, or 45 cents.

Cheers 

Steve 

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alexander

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:38pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:38pm

davidba wrote on Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:23pm:

Hi that will be 3 KW or 3 units of electricity.

Is that 3Kw per hour? Alexander.

davidba

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:15pm

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Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:15pm

alexander wrote on Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:38pm:

Is that 3Kw per hour? Alexander.

It is 3 units of electricity or 3kw hours over the period you asked me about.

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