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How are my bills so high?

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I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, on my own. I have no air conditioning and what I would consider an average amount of electronics (TV, fridge, games console, 2 x computers, washing machine & dryer), yet my quarterly bills are regularly $600+ which seems excessive to say the least. There’s nothing else I can switch off yet no matter what the bills remain the same, how is this possible?

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Re: How are my bills so high?

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Hey PaulM,

 

Thanks for your post!

 

The first thing to check is your appliances to ensure that they're operating exactly as they should be and that they're not faulty. Also, there is always more that we can be doing to use our appliances more efficiently! You can find more information about this here. As a rule, any appliances that heat up as a part of their function (e.g. a clothes dryer) will use a considerable amount of energy, so this will be the best place to start.

 

Cheers,

 

Jayden

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Have today received my electricity bill for period 10 April to 16 July 2019 showing consumption of 2079 kWh costing $484.37 after all discounts.  Consumption on previous bills going back over time  was 665, 900,1107,523,589,624 and 1182.

 

New bill shows average daily use as 21.21 kWh and 'Same time last year' as 6.15 kWh.

 

I have had no new electrical equipment installed.  I have recently been in a nursing home for a fortnight otherwise usage has been very similar to that in previous periods.

 

I am partially disabled and thus unable to check the meter reading on which the current charge is based. May I suggest that this latest reading be re checked.

 

R F Jones

Re: How are my bills so high?

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Hi Polo,

 

Welcome to the AGL Community!

 

I can appreciate why this increase would be alarming. Can I ask if you use any form of heating during the winter months? If so, what type of heater?

 

Kind regards,

 

Jayden

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