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Ok thanks I feel somewhat better now. I'll pay the bill now and advise the Mrs there is no conspiracy at play and it was all in my head.

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My bill was 10,400 this month. That's up on last month, it's 100% because of the heat and my continued use of the A/C units.

 

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Visiting my soon to be ex-gf, she refuses to get the ac cleaned. I have asked her multiple times to call someone and I WILL PAY.  I do not speak thai.  She refuses but complains about the bill being 2500 last month whereas others pay 800. 

 

This thread has me worried.....we had an argument recently about the higher price. I was thinking she is trying to triple charge me without showing the bill....but she could be right since she NEVER CLEANS her ac for YEARS.

 

I cleaned the filter for her and the water was black/gray coming off.....one ac filter had 30 dead ants in it for god knows how many years.

 

Anyone else have experiences with arrogant thai gfs who never listen?

 

So what do we conclude?  Are we all being scammed into paying much more on the bill by the company?  Easy to artificially raise the amount used. 

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3 hours ago, DingDongLing said:

So what do we conclude?  Are we all being scammed into paying much more on the bill by the company? 

 

Do you have access to the meter to check the readings? Is it a house, condo, apartment?

 

A choked A/C will certainly be using more power than it needs to, it probably needs both indoor and outdoor units cleaning and a gas level check.

 

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

 

Do you have access to the meter to check the readings? Is it a house, condo, apartment?

 

A choked A/C will certainly be using more power than it needs to, it probably needs both indoor and outdoor units cleaning and a gas level check.

 

its a condo

 

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5 hours ago, DingDongLing said:

Visiting my soon to be ex-gf, she refuses to get the ac cleaned. I have asked her multiple times to call someone and I WILL PAY.  I do not speak thai.  She refuses but complains about the bill being 2500 last month whereas others pay 800. 

I dont speak Thai either but I dont find it very hard to walk into an air-con shop and use Google Translate on my phone to get them to come out and clean the air-con. In fact nearly all of them understand "clean air-con" in English. Most places here charge the same 400-500B to clean an air-con and most are of average quality so it doesnt make a lot of difference which one you choose, especially as in your case any sort of cleaning job would be an improvement.

If you dont know how to explain the location in Thai just carry the phone number of the condo Juristic Office and get the air-con cleaner to call them up for directions in Thai.

Failing all that, just go to Numchai or Powerbuy who will also do it for around 500-600B. They always have someone who speaks English, or can get one on the phone.

 

The only thing that you really have to watch out for is that many cleaners dont want to wash the outside unit properly. You may have to insist.

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On 5/21/2019 at 8:09 PM, Yellowtail said:

Cooler than February?

 

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

its a maths question....or a shorter working week.

Instead of there being 7 days in a week....this guys week is only FIVE!!!

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I do not buy the numbers. Bills doubling would take a lot more heat than this imo. It is a conspiracy. 

 

 

 

 

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its a maths question....or a shorter working week.
Instead of there being 7 days in a week....this guys week is only FIVE!!!


I assumed as much, but would that not then be 24/5?

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Anyone else have experiences with arrogant thai gfs who never listen? p>


Not since I got married.
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2 hours ago, utalkin2me said:

I do not buy the numbers. Bills doubling would take a lot more heat than this imo. It is a conspiracy. 

Is electricity tiered - i.e. does the per unit cost go up the more you use?

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39 minutes ago, taotoo said:

Is electricity tiered - i.e. does the per unit cost go up the more you use?

Yes, these are the current base rates before fuel surcharge (from the MEA website) :

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Sophon 

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About a year ago my meter developed a problem. For instance from 199 it did not go to 200 but to 300 and from 399 to 500 and so on. Complaint and got a new meter the next day. No problems anymore. 

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