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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:46pm
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Gibbons001

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Location: La Zenia

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Hi

Can I ask the forum what’s the approximate monthly bill for electricity and for water for a 3 bedroom town house . 

Suppliers are  Iberdrola and Hidraqua.

And Is there a standing charge regardless of the property not being occupied that month and the approximate cost of said standing charge Also is there someone who we can speak to st the utility company to query the bill

Thanks in advance

Mark  

271935

271935

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:57pm

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Location: Villamartin

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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:57pm

Whilst empty.

25e for the electricity and 30e for water per month.

Gibbons001

Gibbons001

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03pm

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Location: La Zenia

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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03pm

Thank you for that quick response.We have had people in doing work the last few months  on and off and I have stayed their for 9 days at a time on a few occasions. .Also  I guess it’s been the winter months so I have had electric fires on at times . I also replaced the cistern in the toilet which seemed to keep filling all the time .A possible reason for the high water bill . I will keep an eye on the bills from now on .

Lessons to be learned me thinks 

Regards 

271935

271935

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:08pm

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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:08pm

Electricity costs easily double in the winter months as you try and heat the house. We tend to avoid winter as we don't like the cold house.

Cisterns fail every couple of years, both mine go at the same time. Just a case of replacing the fitting you get them from Chino shops. Even with an overfilling cistern it shouldn't sky rocket your water costs.

When I am there for a full month in the summer my water bill is only a couple of euros per mth  more. As long as you turn the water off at the main when your not there.

Gibbons001

Gibbons001

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:29pm

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Location: La Zenia

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Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:29pm

Thanks again 

We do tend to turn the water off when we leave . As I said I will keep an eye on it .

Mark 👍👍👍

Kimmy11

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:35pm

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:35pm

Hi,

Standing charges are high in Spain too, especially for electricity.  Iberdrola has a good website, though, which gives a helpful illustration of how a bill breaks down, so it's worth having a look at that:

https://www.iberdrola.es/en

Kind regards,

Kim

Andrew65

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18pm

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18pm

Hi Mark,

I turn our water off outside at the meter incase if any leaks from the meter to the property

Gibbons001

Gibbons001

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:41pm

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Location: La Zenia

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:41pm

Thanks  a lot 

that’s the only place where there could be a leak . Will get someone to check or I will go out and have a look myself ASAP 

Regards 

Nikin96

Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:04pm

Posts: 32

Location: Playa Flamenca

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:04pm

Can anyone give advice about iberdrola.

We got our keys for our 3 bed property in Dec and our first bill was 34 Euro. We had been there for 3 days. Since then our property has been empty so we presumed our bill would be exactly the same each month if thevelectrics not being used. Last month it was 22 euros,this month 26euros. I know this isn’t a lot but it’s confusing us why it’s different.

Is it worth changing from iberdrola to perhaps another company?

Niki

Andrew65

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18pm

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Location: La Marina

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18pm

I wouldn't change if I were you ours is 30eu a month when we aren't there but our potencia is 5.5KW, it is what it is this is Spain.

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