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Ausmetal Conductor
4 weeks ago

Re: Very high electricity bill

Hello, The short story is that it was leaking hot water pipe.It would have started off as a small leak and got worse over time as it was chaffing on brickwork inside the wall. When the hot water pipe leaks, your hot water system has to keep heating new water that comes in to replaced the leaked hot water. Hence the creeping electricity bill.Initially, I had two suspicions, that the hot water system was faulty, or there was a leaking hot water pipe. I ran tests using the electricity meter outsi ...
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Ausmetal Conductor
4 weeks ago

Re: Very high electricity bill

Hello @David_AGL It most certainly did solve the problem. We went from a power bill averaging around 200 to 300 dollars per month with a peak of about 500 dollars for one month. Down to $100 - $140 consistently since the hot water pipe has been repaired for I think over a year now.
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Ausmetal Conductor
25-07-2018

Re: Very high electricity bill

Nothing as of yet,I am renting and in West Sydney. The electrician came out and inspected the hot water system, noticed a leak from the soffit above. There is a water/rust mark where the water was dripping down into the electrical box of the hot water system. He did some tests and reset the thermostat in the hot water system. This was a week and a half ago and power consumption hasn't changed. Electrician and myself have relayed this information back to the real estate property manager, but ...
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Ausmetal Conductor
09-07-2018

Re: Very high electricity bill

Suspected faulty thermostat in hot water system, so the hot water system keeps heating water all day without stopping. This is yet to be verified by an electrician / plumber. Backstory is as follows.Understanding that it is winter and electricity usage creeps up during these months. But according to the AGL app and on the smart meter we're using 30.00+ kWh per day. As stated previously, we don't run hot water washes, or have a heater. Only a split system to heat a room maybe once a fortnigh ...
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