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SaraP


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07/02/2009 11:43

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How much do you pay each month?My bill is around 200 ytl a month. I think that is expensive. We do not have a pool.I think using the emersion costs the most.



gates


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07/02/2009 12:02

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your bills would be 2 or 3 times that in england try just to put your emertion on 1 to 2 hours befor you need it



sparta


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07/02/2009 12:05

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mine are near 400ytl a month with a pool, U.K was much cheaper by far!!



Kitty Kat Jac


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07/02/2009 12:09

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Gates?? So u paid over 200 a MONTH in the UK??



batterboy58



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07/02/2009 12:12

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Sarah P

Depends how big your house is, are you using air con for heating etc

In the UK our combined energy bill is around 150 per month. This is for a 3 bed detached bungalow using electric for lighting, washing, drying, fridge, freezer etc. Gas Central heating. and Hob for cooking.

If you have a comparable place in NC and are using electric for everything 200ytl sounds reasonable to me.



cronos


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07/02/2009 12:19

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Gates...msg 2....are you confusing monthly with quarterly ?



batterboy58



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07/02/2009 12:21

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Gates



Is your first name Bill, and are you into computers?



debdebs


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07/02/2009 12:31

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my bill used to be 100 per month for electric and gas in the UK the central heating used to be on most of the day in winter here I had a bill for 2 months over the winter period and it was 1,024tl and that was trying to be careful with the electric I have now bought a paraffin heater instead of using the ac units, works out a lot cheaper



michelle3012


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07/02/2009 12:31

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Re message 5



I agree ours combined are 194 a month and no we dont live in a mansion! Also in TRNC you save money in the summer time, if you worked out you annual bills and divide by 12 months...you are still getting a bargain!



Perry


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07/02/2009 12:32

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Just had our electric / gas bill in the UK for 1 quarter (OK its winter, but...) 1,057 - !!!

cyprus - with pool ticks over at 25 to 35 per month. Speaks for itself...



Kitty Kat Jac


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07/02/2009 12:36

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In summer you need the air-con on all the time, so my bills are higher.



sparta


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07/02/2009 12:40

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perry

your only using 25-35 a month here, because you are not here using it...as you are running up a 1000 in U.K

that speaks for its self!!



Perry


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07/02/2009 12:49

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Not really - when we spend time in Cyprus for a week or so it rises to 35 - 40 for the month. The pool is on continuously. I think the unit price in the UK is higher.



sparta


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07/02/2009 12:52

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so my meter here is on a differant unit price to yours then. as mine come in at nearly 400ytl a month and that is not including gas for heating



debdebs


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07/02/2009 13:02

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sparta, what do you use for heating? I use electric for everything, cooking, dryer when needed and I was using the ac units for heating but never had them on for any great time. In summer the bill will be a lot less even though I am still careful not to use the ac units too much.



sparta


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07/02/2009 13:03

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as i stated debdebs gas for heating i do not use air cons



SaraP


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07/02/2009 13:03

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Have a large villa. I dont use aircon. Only the usual stuff dishwasher,hob,oven,washing machine.the emersion goes on for 1 hour everyday.If its sunny I do not put it on.The monthly earnings are less here than the UK but the fuel costs are the same, so that makes it more expensive here in the TRNC.



Perry


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07/02/2009 13:04

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Probably not - you no doubt would use more living there full time. Bottom line is that energy prices are still ridiculously high, despite the fall in oil. The point is that it is not a problem isolated to N Cyprus - it is exactly the same here. Lets hope we see a fall in prices in 2009 everywhere. At least it isnt sub zero for over a week (with no end in sight) in Cyprus



batterboy58



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07/02/2009 13:15

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I feel that the price of electricity in NC is comparable to that of the UK, possibly cheaper.

This makes a mockery of the idea behind breaking up the monopoly situation that existed years ago.

My thinking is this



20 years ago British Gas had a monopoly, therefore if 65 million people generated a profit of 1 each =65m



Today there are 6 major utility suppliers, if British Gas only retained their equal share of the original 65 million people they would need to make around 6 from each one in order to maintain the same level of profits.



girne 29


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07/02/2009 13:15

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Surely its easy to find out where is cheaper .What is the unit price in UK,? what is the unit price in TRNC?.



The actual consumption is a different matter.I should think that the air-con costs in summer plus heating costs in winter in TRNC would compare to UK usage for fuel.



If we are comparing usages, then it would have to be done over a full year,



debdebs


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07/02/2009 13:33

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the more electric you use in the Uk the cheaper it gets, the more you use here the unit cost goes up



Cabbie


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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 14:51

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290 tl no pool and trying like mad to reduce it.



northernsole


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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 15:35

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January's bill with a pool... 168 ytl bearing in mind we use leccy oven most days, down to 80-100ytl in the summer.



SheilaBee


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07/02/2009 16:11

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Ours was 420tl with our pool barely ticking over. Only put the immersion on about 1 - 2 hrs a day. On top of that we buy at least two gas refills a month.

The culprits are, I think, cooking with electric oven (have a gas hob) and air con units for heating.



joandjelly


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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 16:19

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Our average bill has been around the 250TL mark for the last 4 months and we are on builders electric. We do not use the air con very much at all but we do have a pool. We use a log burner as our main source of heat and it has been brilliant this winter and great for doing jacket potatoes! I use an electric blanket (not sure how much that uses) and electric oven although I use the gas hob much more than the oven. I have made a concerted effort to switch all plugs off (including the oven) in the last 2 months and it really has made a difference to our consumption.



negativenick


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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 16:24

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we've had the last laugh - not put our lights or tellie on for the last month - take that Mr Kibtec !





Nick



joandjelly


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07/02/2009 16:24

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I also meant to say that I have practically stopped using an electric kettle and use a gas one instead. I think that kettles use a lot of electricity.



tarry67


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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 16:45

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Last bill 130tl thats with a pool. Put bedroom air con on in morning for 20 mins, warm enough for getting out of en-suite shower and getting changed. Dont need anything during the day not a couch potato. In the evening when in, either gas heater ticking over or air con again just to take chill off. The pool takes a lot of power and only needs to be on in winter for 1hr per day max 1/2 hr in morning 1/2 hr evening. I have gas C/H but only use gas for hot water as very expensive form of heating, unless you have a villa with lots of closed areas. I know immersion heaters are expensive to use but you can buy a gas combi just for hot water which I would imagine would pay for itself over a period of time. At the end of the day its not that cold is it??



negativenick


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07/02/2009 16:47

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reminds me of the time i re-wired Garry Monger's house !



He's never forgiven me.





Nick



maybemike


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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 17:08

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think about this, how big is or was your house in the uk much smaller i suspect, and did you have a pool ??? then work out your bills



stevemac


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07/02/2009 17:35

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It is very expensive. I've been told by someone at Kibtek that if your bill is over 1000 units the price is doubled, reason? To make people stop using electricity!



negativenick


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07/02/2009 17:38

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just turned off the fridge - up your's Kibtec - now watch them squeel.



Nick



Quarmby


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07/02/2009 18:05

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Joandjelly

how much do you spend on wood for your burner, surely you must add that into your costs.



AndyP



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07/02/2009 18:07

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When paying the bill the other day. I made a good observation. The english standing with bill and money in hand (usually a couple 100TL notes) the TC's doing the same with a lot less money in there hands. So my findings are that the TC's bills are less.



So you will say that we have pool and Air-con. NO.



No pool and not using air-con!!



BigBen


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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 18:32

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200TL is about right. Hpwever, if you only use electric for lighting, WM and 1/2 hrs a day for imersion heater. You will be best adviced to ask KIB-Tek to check, you may be lossing power from foulty cables or foulty miter. Last year Kib-tek imported same miters from China, most of them was foulty



japeal



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Message Posted:
07/02/2009 18:51

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My last 3 bills have all been around 150ytl, I have a pool and aircon, so anything around 200ytl sounds average



kibsolar


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07/02/2009 18:53

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its a bit difficult to determine the cost for 1 kW/h in the UK, but i believe its around 12 to 14 pence, thats at the moment lets say 16 eurocent, ex VAT.



in the TRNC we have only limited power available and thats why kibtek every year puts prices up more then other countries



For the first 250 kW/h its 17 eurocents

(if you can make it with 250 then you pay 100 lira)

next 250- 21 cents

next 250- 23 cents

above 750- 32 cents



an immersion heater on for 1,5 hrs a day - 120 kW/h

ONE 18000 aircondi in august for 5 hrs only - 270 kW/h a month

A standart pool pump in winter 120, in summer 300 kW/h

every fridge or freezer uses 30-50 in winter and 100-150 kW/h in summer.



we can produce the electricity cheaper with solar energy, fe for pool pumping for approx 16-18 eurocents.



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