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calculating electricity cost

Moorlane is off-line
15 March 2017 20:29
Moorlane
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My leccy has taken a bit of a hammering this last 2 weeks. Is there any way of roughly calculating what it has cost me?
starting meter reading ...39959
end ...40083

Thanks


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
16 March 2017 04:33
RedChecker
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Stoke Mandeville

The average (according to a Google search) is around 12p per kWh, so you're looking at around £15

A few years ago I had major issues and wondered what the hell it was. I bought one of those testers and couldn't find anything that was that greedy (I'd bought a lot of things like TV, Hifi etc. at the time). It turned out it was the tumble dryer, which didn't occur to me and was costing 36p per hour to run, and it was being used several hours a day due to the awful weather.
I prefer not to think before I speak. I like being just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.


Moorlane is off-line
16 March 2017 15:25
Moorlane
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Many thanks - so not too bad then!
john


HowardJ is off-line
18 March 2017 14:23
HowardJ
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Well they recommend household appliances consume the following amounts of energy:

Tumble dryer: 1 hr = 21p
Washing machine: 1 wash = 10p
Dishwasher: 1 load = 18p
Mobile device charge: 12 hrs overnight = 1p
Laptop: 2 hrs use = 1p
Games console: 2 hrs play = 4p






Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
19 March 2017 03:54
RedChecker
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Quote from HowardJ
Well they recommend household appliances consume the following amounts of energy: Tumble dryer: 1 hr = 21p Washing machine: 1 wash = 10p Dishwasher: 1 load = 18p Mobile device charge: 12 hrs overnight = 1p Laptop: 2 hrs use = 1p Games console: 2 hrs play = 4p



As I said in my post, my tumble dryer worked out at almost double that (3kW at 12p per kWh) so I'd take these with a very big pinch of salt.

Those little monitoring sockets can give you a good indication of what devices are consuming, but don't forget to add everything being used (eg. for a games console you will have the TV and possibly a seperate speaker system, not to mention the latest generation of consoles (esp. the PS4) are pretty power hungry so a crude estimate for my PS4 setup will come in at 20p for two hours play which is 5x that estimate you quote).
I prefer not to think before I speak. I like being just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.


HowardJ is off-line
20 March 2017 18:23
HowardJ
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Quote from RedChecker
As I said in my post, my tumble dryer worked out at almost double that (3kW at 12p per kWh) so I'd take these with a very big pinch of salt.

Those little monitoring sockets can give you a good indication of what devices are consuming, but don't forget to add everything being used (eg. for a games console you will have the TV and possibly a seperate speaker system, not to mention the latest generation of consoles (esp. the PS4) are pretty power hungry so a crude estimate for my PS4 setup will come in at 20p for two hours play which is 5x that estimate you quote).


My figures came straight off a Scottish Power bill.

Your actual usage will depend on the energy efficiency of your appliances. If you have an old tumble dryer it's likely to be less energy efficient so it'll use more energy in the same period of time. If you have a larger capacity tumble dryer than average then... guess what... yep, that's right, it's likely to use more energy than an average capacity one.

If you use a CRT TV then it's likely to use more energy than an A+ rated LED TV.

And there was me thinking people used games consoles without using a TV....

It ain't rocket science.


AGS is off-line
22 March 2017 13:44
AndyGStudios
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Single rate meter I assume ?
Provider ? Tariff ? or just post the kwh rate...
Alternatively, consider trying a smart meter ?

Personally I avoid anything with the word 'smart' in it (aside from the phone), but that's just me.


Moorlane is off-line
22 March 2017 19:04
Moorlane
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Greater Manchester


Thank you everyone. The cost was based on use of a 2-3 bar electric fire in use during the 2 week period


diipii is off-line
13 April 2017 05:55
diipii
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If you use electricity for any kind of heat it's expensive. Other than that just enjoy life.
It only happens all the time.



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