Until our recent move to test out Flick Electric Co. in January, we have had our home electricity with Energy Online for the past four years.
My Energy Online review would be that they are reliable, hassle free and generally cost effective with a couple of pricing tricks to watch out for.
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Over Christmas, I knocked together a couple of power monitors. The first check I wanted to make was our fridge energy consumption.
I hooked the power monitor up to our Fisher & Paykel family fridge/freezer, being one of the busier appliances in the house.
So how much do you think it costs to run a household fridge?
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For residential power users, being on the right plan – Low User or Standard User – is just as important as selecting your power retailer.
If you’re on the wrong plan you could be paying too much (as much as 100% too much) for your power.
Read on to see how to get it right.
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In the past, I have used off the shelf power monitors for checking appliance power consumption at home and for my friends and family. Typically this is an old fridge, freezer, dryer etc.
However, I keep breaking them (yes… it might be me!).
Feeling like I am constantly throwing money away, I set out to build a reliable power monitor for less than $50.
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About four years ago, we purchased our family home in Napier to house our growing family.
Our home is a 1912 villa, renovated and extended from its original two bedrooms to a more spacious three bedrooms around 2005.
All in all, the house is modern, well insulated and should have been pretty energy efficient. However, our first power bill was out-of-this-world expensive.
Let’s find out why it was so expensive and how I solved the problem.
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