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Ok just moved into a bungalow, have a really old aircon in the bedroom and a brand new one in living room.. I put the aircon on allnight for 12 hours and used the one in living room too.. I got the bill and cudnt believe it.. never had a bill like that in the 17months ive stayed in Thailand.. My question is that could the old aircon in the bedroom be using to much power as it keeps making a boom boom noise all the time and it tripped the electrics before??? I ve now put the fan in bedroom to see wat happens on the next bill..

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Sounds about right to me, Let's say the aircons will use on average 2kW (2 aircons, 12 hours, 50% on) and you are paying 3.5 Baht per kWh (unit), the electricity cost for the airconditioners alone will be 2,600 Baht. Add some lights, TV, etc and 3,500 Baht sounds good.

If you pay more per unit, you'll reach 3,500 Baht even sooner.

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Ok thanks for your reply... Looking like the fan forever in bedroom now.. Still cant work it out , stayed in a hotel in pattaya for 6 months and sometimes left it on 24 hours aday.. bill was nomore than 1400 baht.. oh well

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A well insulated room in a concrete block (hotel) won't transfer heat as easily as a (wooden?) free-standing bungalow, with the sun shining on the flat roof. Also the corridors and the units adjacent to you will be airconditioned there for even less heat transfer.

So the airconditioner doesn't have to work as hard (I'd guess it'd be on idle most of the time you're running it in a hotel) An airconditioner only uses a significant amount of power when the compressor is on.

A fan uses about 35W

An airconditioner unit about 2,000W when active, larger units more.

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man, i would love to have that bill...........

what yours is more than that?

How much? That's four months for me at about 850 baht per month. Mind you, with the cold weather of late, who needs air con? When I do run two air cons, two bathrooms with electric showers, and the usual kitchen appliances, I average about 1200 per month. Maybe electric is cheaper in Isaan.

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man, i would love to have that bill...........

what yours is more than that?

How much? That's four months for me at about 850 baht per month. Mind you, with the cold weather of late, who needs air con? When I do run two air cons, two bathrooms with electric showers, and the usual kitchen appliances, I average about 1200 per month. Maybe electric is cheaper in Isaan.

Im in isaan and im glad the cold weather is herenbut looks like its getting warmer now..

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Hi

Just a thought ~~~ you say you have just moved into a new bungalow, maybe still on construction tariff which I am led to believe is much higher than standard domestic rate.

TBWG :wai:

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Hi

Just a thought ~~~ you say you have just moved into a new bungalow, maybe still on construction tariff which I am led to believe is much higher than standard domestic rate.

TBWG :wai:

Sorry its not new , I meant moved into

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man, i would love to have that bill...........

Makes me glad to be living a countryside setting without all the needless "mod cons".......we've one small a/c unit in two reasonably sized houses. Even with moderate amount of electricity that we might use, we'll top out at around B350 per month.

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As above, same same.

OP simply read the meter. If the figures are correct then that's what you pay. An old AC is going to use more than a new so maybe look to change for a new unit as it will pay for itself in a while.

Try a month with not using the old one and see if there is a marked difference ?

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