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Old 12th June 2019, 12:46 PM
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prob with a/c is then u never want to go outside. I had it my first yr in Philippines then stopped it. Got use to the heat. After a few yrs it became normal. My son was born there and he hated the heat.
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Some really good thoughts here. I think we will start by planting more shade trees around the house, then paint our roof white. Also I'm thinking of installing a whole house ventilation system, and buy some more fans.
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Some really good thoughts here. I think we will start by planting more shade trees around the house, then paint our roof white. Also I'm thinking of installing a whole house ventilation system, and buy some more fans.
If you spend a little more on a quality fan it'll be worth it and they seem to last longer also and the ones that work very well have a propeller type blade that won't bend the negative is that they make more sound.
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I lived for a while in Queensland, Australia, which has similar temps to PH.

I never used an A/C, but had good ceiling fans which did the trick in circulating the air.
Also had some large bushes & trees planted near the sun facing walls.

[sarcasm] You could always do what the locals do. When it gets too hot at home, go to the mall for the day! [/sarcasm]

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Old 16th June 2019, 10:21 AM
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I lived for a while in Queensland, Australia, which has similar temps to PH.

I never used an A/C, but had good ceiling fans which did the trick in circulating the air.
Also had some large bushes & trees planted near the sun facing walls.

[sarcasm] You could always do what the locals do. When it gets too hot at home, go to the mall for the day! [/sarcasm]
many days spent in vfw or bars for that reason. Not a drinker,but I do like to watch the girls in baretto
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The electricity bill came the other day, PHP 4,500.00. Not too bad but we have only run the split system half a dozen times for 5 to 6 hours in the living area but the bedroom runs 10 to 12 hours 7 days a week.
The biggest problem is the master bedroom as it's an in the wall unit (new) but not inverter type and slack me hasn't put the insulation in that ceiling yet,,,,,,, too hot up there.
I can live with bills like that as I sleep well at night.

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How do guys only pay 4500 pesos to peso for your electricity? Our bill last month was over 16000 pesos. We have 5 fans, two ac, one a window type that was on 24/7 last month when we had visitors, and a split ac which was on 24/7, because I didn't know any better. We have two upright freezers, ( we sell ice), a energy efficient refrigerator, and a hot and cold water dispenser. All the light bulbs where changed to 10 watt LED.
After I got that bill, I'm insisting that the ac's go on for only a few hours to get relief from the hottest part of the day, and use fans the rest of the time, also all lights to be turned off when leaving room.
I'm going to add insulation next year , and paint the roof with that sun blocking paint.
Any other suggestions to get my electric bill down would be greatly appreciated.

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That is a lot of stuff connected but did you check for anyone tapped into your service?

Hit your master switch a few times day and night, if the lights or A/C at the neighbors go on and off with your switch then you have your answer.

Then use the individual breakers to see which circuit they have tapped into, and you can track down the tap.


Personally I like the idea of once you find the tap, running high voltage down the line to destroy anything connected to it but that can also have some dangers associated with it, you may hurt someone.

It also takes a little knowledge of how to do it to make it work, so if you are not electrically inclined it is not a good idea to experiment since a dead conductor and a live one look exactly the same until you touch it. Then the live one will have scorch marks on it from what used to be your hand.

However a couple fried A/C's and people will get the idea that they should not tap into your line.

The beauty is that cannot accuse you of doing it without admitting that they were stealing your electricity.

However they may take some covert revenge.
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To add further the 220v fan we use in the front room we run through an old computer power stabiliser unit but using the 110v output fan runs slower and quiter but keeps the room cool

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I'll be leaving the Philippines for six months, and the split ac will not be used well we are gone, and we left specific instructions not to use the window ac all day long.
Some of the money from the sale of the ice goes towards the electric bill.
So it'll just be fans, the refrigerator, and the water dispenser running well we are gone. We'll see what the difference is in the next couple of months.
I'm trying to figure out the kwh we are using, not being really good at math it's hard, plus I need to find out the exact peso per kwh we pay here. I got to bring our bill down to at least half of last months bill.

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