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Bkkjimbo

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Ok so we get our electric through PEA which I understand is the best place to get electric. (Direct)

 

It's a small bungalow 60 talang wah.

2 air conditioners. At least 1 runs 24/7 5 days a week.

 

So in December until March we averaged 250 units of use per month. Bills are coming in at around 2k. Bit less maybe.

 

Last month it says 496 units were used.

This month up until 19th it says 608 units were used.

 

We have recently hot a small oven for baking but that's it and it's not used more than 2 hours a week. That's the last month it was our purchased.

 

The unit usage jump seems odd given the last month or so it's become cooler.

 

Anyone else seeing such unexplained unit increases?

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Bkkjimbo said:

We have recently hot a small oven for baking but that's it and it's not used more than 2 hours a week.

Don't use it for a month and find out.

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1 hour ago, Bkkjimbo said:

The unit usage jump seems odd given the last month or so it's become cooler.

Cooler?

Where do you live?

April and May baking hot here and most parts of Thailand.

 

What's the power rating of this oven?

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1 hour ago, Bkkjimbo said:

Anyone else seeing such unexplained unit increases? 

Our February consumption 227 kWh, 890.41 B.

Last reading 16 May, 498 kWh, 2101.95 B.

 

Unexplained? No. I was prepared for 3000 B+.

Never used that much AC since coming to Thailand.

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Note that your air conditioner may seem to run constantly... That is because the inside fan never shuts off and takes relatively little electricity to run... Its the compressor outside that uses the lions share if electricity (probably 90%)... That compressor cycles on and off... On a mildly hot day say running 30% of the time... as the days get hotter the compressor cycles on more to 100%... Your AC energy use can double or triple and you notice nothing... 

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14 minutes ago, Bkkjimbo said:

We are in khon Kaen and it became noticeably cooler last month compared to previous 3 months.

Cooler than February?

 

What does 24/7 5 days a week mean? (just kidding)

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16 minutes ago, Bkkjimbo said:

We are in khon Kaen and it became noticeably cooler last month compared to previous 3 months.

You must have special weather there. I am 50km north of you and it is only the last 7~10 days that have cooled down here previous to that we didn't need the shower water heaters on.

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I think you'll find PEA upped their rates just after the general election. Everyone around where I live is kicking up about it.

 

 
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The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will raise the electricity charge for the January to April period in 2019 to an average of 3.6396 baht per kilowatt-hour (unit), up from 3.5966 baht currently.8 Nov 2018

 

 
 
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Just now, KhunBENQ said:

Our February consumption 227 kWh, 890.41 B.

Last reading 16 May, 498 kWh, 2101.95 B.

 

Unexplained? No. I was prepared for 3000 B+.

Never used that much AC since coming to Thailand.

Units usage

 

19.11.61 - 298

20.12.61 - 226

20.01.62 - 242

17.02.62 - 261

20.03.62 - 496

19.04.62 - 608

20.05.62 - 590

 

Jan bill - 947.84

Feb bill - just awaiting Info as Mrs mislaid this not in file.....261 units

March- 2084.24... 496 units

April - 2600.25... 608 units

May - 2517.24... 590 units

 

This oven is 1400w just a small table top oven.

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Bkkjimbo said:

Units usage

 

19.11.61 - 298

20.12.61 - 226

20.01.62 - 242

17.02.62 - 261

20.03.62 - 496

19.04.62 - 608

20.05.62 - 590

 

Jan bill - 947.84

Feb bill - just awaiting Info as Mrs mislaid this not in file.....261 units

March- 2084.24... 496 units

April - 2600.25... 608 units

May - 2517.24... 590 units

 

This oven is 1400w just a small table top oven.

 

 

 

 

 

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So as it gets hotter, air conditioning uses more electricity...

 

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Our current power bill from PEA is unsurprisingly our highest ever, 4800 baht. Previous record before this year was just over 3000 baht.

 

We have three air conditioners, never on 24/7 but the past couple of months... daily, one 3-12hrs, second 0-3hrs, another for 6hrs. I rarely use AC but have it running right now otherwise it would still be 34c inside. I normally try to spend part of March to May outside Thailand but it wasn't possible this year. Up to 34c outside is ok for me but lately it has been 37-41c week after week after week so I have given in to using AC more than usual. Even resorted to hanging out at local shopping centres more, for free AC just like the locals 🙂

 

19.11.61 - 550

20.12.61 - 582

20.01.62 - 503

17.02.62 - 506

20.03.62 - 667

19.04.62 - 901

20.05.62 - 1094

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