5 Steps to Cheaper Night Time Power

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Is Power Cheaper at Night?   This is also a super-important question, especially if you have an electric vehicle or energy-thirsty appliances.

Luckily the answer is Yes.  You can use Offpeak or Night Rate electricity to in many cases significantly lower your energy cost.is a great way to save potentially a lot of money.

We show you how to check if it is a good fit for your home or business.

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5 Flexible Prepay Power Options without Credit Checks

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Looking for a power retailer accepting bad credit? Or to sign up without the hassle of an invasive credit check?

Only a couple of years ago you would have been limited to the big players.  Thankfully this is no longer the case.

The large retailer offerings are fairer, and there is a growing number of smaller, more nimble and often cheaper prepay companies to choose from. The market is increasingly focusing on better serving, rather than penalising, prepay customers.

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Fridge Energy Consumption – How much does it cost to run?

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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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Our $600 Power Bill

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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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