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Old 20th June 2019, 07:10 AM
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P16,000.00 would be a bit hard to take. Conditions must be quite a bit different as mine is P2500.00 per month. Single level bungelow style, 2 occupants, Refrigerator, 4 fans, water cooler, 2 burner stovetop, countertop oven, rice cooker, blender, coffee maker, sewing machine, computer, & 32 inch wall tv. The fans run almost constantly, tv might run an hour a day but the sewing machine runs almost all day as that is her hobby, the computer is on most of the day as is the coffee maker(my requirements). The well water pump kicks on & off automatically as needed to maintain pressure in the lines.

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Just checked my most recent bill.
consumption 365 kw, @7.73 per kw = 2,821.45

Condo, 2 occupants, with at least 1 of the A/Cs running almost 24x7.
1 computer on 24x7, another on probably 6 hours per day.
Electric stove (no gas bill)
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I think we are paying 12 peso per kwh, not actually sure of that, but when I divide the cost by the kwh we used, that's what I get, 12 pesos/ kwh. We are in Moalboal.

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Our house is a 4 bedroom bungalow, 6 of here, plus a couple of helpers.

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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.
There it is Balikbayan, selling ice that's where you get that high energy bill, I have another friend that also does this sell ice it's not worth it and neither is selling cold sodas so if you unplug those upright freezers and the bill is still high I'd have someone trace or locate who's tapping into your electrical line, one good way would be check your meter and how much consumption you use normally and then shut off your main circuit breaker later on in the evening and notice how man houses also go black plus check your meter again and if it's still running then they've cleverly found a way around your circuit breaker.

Our electrical bill used to be 10,000 pesos a month and no AC and a tiny fridge, found out later from the electrical company that our house was rigged so good and supplied nearly all our in-laws so we'd have to build another concrete post and have the electrical company wire it once again to our home... LOL so the only good thing we got out of this was a gate between the two concrete posts and an electrical bill of 3000 pesos.
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Although the standard is 26 degrees, it will be more comfortable when you sleep 27 or 28 degrees, which can save a lot of electricity. In fact, the effective temperature felt by the human body is slightly lower than the temperature of the indoor air. Generally, it is about 1-2 C lower, that is, the air supply temperature of the air conditioner is slightly higher, but the human body actually feels it. The temperature is not that high. Therefore, the control temperature of the air conditioner is adjusted to about 27 C, and the human body feels more comfortable. Some people say that the setting temperature is 2 degrees higher, which can reach 20% power saving; in winter heating, the temperature setting is 2 degrees lower, and the power saving can also be 10%. You can try it.
We have our bedroom set at 23C, any lower and there wouldn't be any point as the outside temp is 24C at night.
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We have our bedroom set at 23C, any lower and there wouldn't be any point as the outside temp is 24C at night.
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We have our bedroom set at 23C, any lower and there wouldn't be any point as the outside temp is 24C at night.
Is there a typo? I'm not following you. Did you mean "any higher"? Outside temp is 24 so you could set the inside to anything less than that.

The problem when it is cool outside it is often still humid. I like to keep the A/C on to dry the air when it is humid. We set out bedroom Kolin split 1.5 hp inverter at 26 at night, but my wife switches it off and turns on the fan later in the morning.

Google "best temp to sleep" and you will be surprised at what the experts recommend. Blankets needed!

Some of you, especially those with window types, might be served well by one of the AC / Fan timer switches. You set a time or hours for the AC to run and then it turns off and turns on the fan. Great for bedrooms. Cool the room til say 2 am then just the fan will be on.

The sizing of air con is critical to efficiency and sizing differs a lot if you use an inverter or non-inverter unit. A non-inverter uses the most juice when the compressor goes on. If you oversize it, it will get to the target temp and shut off, go back on later, rinse and repeat. Big bill from going on and off. If you slightly undersize a non-inverter, it will not turn off and use less electricity. Google it. For an inverter unit, you should oversize it a bit, because an inverter will slow the motor and reduce electricity usage, but not shut off. No off and off burst consumption like the non-inverter.

If you buy split inverter units, don't buy Samsung. I have heard so many stories about the motherboards going bad.
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Doesn't matter to me what anybody else says,i keep ours at 66 at night and we sleep like logs

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Is there a typo? I'm not following you. Did you mean "any higher"? Outside temp is 24 so you could set the inside to anything less than that.

The problem when it is cool outside it is often still humid. I like to keep the A/C on to dry the air when it is humid. We set out bedroom Kolin split 1.5 hp inverter at 26 at night, but my wife switches it off and turns on the fan later in the morning.

Google "best temp to sleep" and you will be surprised at what the experts recommend. Blankets needed!

Some of you, especially those with window types, might be served well by one of the AC / Fan timer switches. You set a time or hours for the AC to run and then it turns off and turns on the fan. Great for bedrooms. Cool the room til say 2 am then just the fan will be on.

The sizing of air con is critical to efficiency and sizing differs a lot if you use an inverter or non-inverter unit. A non-inverter uses the most juice when the compressor goes on. If you oversize it, it will get to the target temp and shut off, go back on later, rinse and repeat. Big bill from going on and off. If you slightly undersize a non-inverter, it will not turn off and use less electricity. Google it. For an inverter unit, you should oversize it a bit, because an inverter will slow the motor and reduce electricity usage, but not shut off. No off and off burst consumption like the non-inverter.

If you buy split inverter units, don't buy Samsung. I have heard so many stories about the motherboards going bad.
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