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boogieb


Joined: 06/07/2009
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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 11:50

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Hi all,



Just checking really if this bill sounds right , we have had a bill for one month for 1036 tl 431, we have a three bed with a pool, and air con only upstairs which is switched off during the day. normally when the property is empty our bill is around 33 does 100 a week sound right.

Thanks for your thoughts in advance



Glenn



CarrieRBag



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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 12:14

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Diificult to say really but ours is in the region of TL260 per month. Like you, we have 3 bed with pool. We have aircon on rarely and then for no more than 30 mins. If you have aircon on all night it will make your bill so much higher. We use our fans.



joandjelly


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 12:19

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How is your bill broken down or are you on builders electric? Are you definitely sure this is just for one month and there has been no confusion with previous months being unpaid?



boogieb


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20/08/2009 12:24

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I havent seent he broken down costs as the managment company collect the bills and pay it for us, but on on our account the electric is paid every month. they assure us that we are on standard rates and not builders rates



elkiton



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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 12:33

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Hi, summer full time living 4 bed villa, pool pump 5 hours daily, air con 30 mins each evening, fan all night, washing machine etc etc 255tl a month.

In winter with reduced pool pump, no aircon or fans but 3 oil filled rads on timeswitches for a couple of hours morning and night, about the same cost at 270tl

best regards

tonye



boogieb


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 12:38

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thanks for your reply, it looks like our bill too high by miles, I know the air is on all night as we have small children , but even so it still seems very steep, thanks for your replies.



Glenn



TRNCVaughan


Joined: 27/04/2008
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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 12:53

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For how long in the month in question was the house occupied? Was it occupied by yourself or guests?



fire starter


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 13:16

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we had our bill today, it is usually around the 200-250 this latest one was for 550!

has the price recently gone up??



gooligan


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 13:41

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Ours is normally is 120ytl,this month's was 240ytl.Cant explain it and we dont even have air con.



fire starter


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 13:45

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gooligan,

are you on builders or normal electric?

we are on normal.



Geoff1131MK11


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 13:46

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Have any of you checked how many units you have used compared to other months?



boogieb


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 13:49

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the property was occupied by ourselves for the whole month, sounds like evryones bills have doubled??



fire starter


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20/08/2009 13:50

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i do know our last bill was an estimated and we were a bit higher but not to the extent of the increase in the new bill.



keithcaley



Joined: 13/06/2008
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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 14:40

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Just for your information,

My last bill, dated 27/07/2009 gave the first 4 price bands as: -

0.30 TL

0.35 TL

0.38 TL

0.50 TL

It was for a longer period than normal - 38 days between the last reading and this one - so the number of units allowed in each price band was 317.

You are allowed 8.3333 units per day in each price band.

The bill was higher than normal - I usually take care not to get anywhere near the highest band, and rarely get into even the 3rd band - but we'd had guests using extra aircon etc. Also my pool pump run time has been increased to 8 hours per day for the Summer - that alone would account for 228 units over 38 days.

The Bill was 379.88 TL for 963 units. I average 300 to 500 units, depending on time of year, guests, etc.

Hope that helps.



fire starter


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20/08/2009 14:46

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thanks keith i will have a look when hubby gets in and see what ours says.



TRNCVaughan


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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 14:57

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Hi Keith,



"You are allowed 8.3333 units per day in each price band."



Are you sure about that bit? If you have an unoccupied house with just a pool pump running for 6 hours per day you rarely get out of the 1st band.



keithcaley



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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 17:21

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Vaughan,

That would be right!

Say 1HP motor = approx 0.75KW X 6Hrs = 4.5 KWH per day, so you would never get out of the first band, you'd have almost 4 units 'to spare' every day.

Example : -

28 day month 'allowance' 28 x 8.333 = 233 units at 0.30 TL, then 233 units at 0.33 TL,...etc.

Consumption with just pump running for 28 days = 28 x 4.5 = 126 units, which would all be at the lowest rate.

Basic cost 126 x 0.30 TL = 37.8 TL plus the various 'other' charges and VAT. It will still come out at well under 65 TL

Of course if you're on 'Builder's tariff', at 0.90 TL a unit, it's a wee bit more expensive!

Ask me another - as long as it's not about Sport

Keith.



rattler



Joined: 13/08/2009
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Message Posted:
20/08/2009 23:16

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hi

weve been living here for 5 weeks now,just got our first electricity bill, 231 tl.

3 bed villa with pool, normally have the pump running for 4 hours per day, air con in master bedroom, normally on for one hour per night. i was reasonably pleased with the bill after reading everybody's horror stories from recent bills



bankadan


Joined: 14/12/2007
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Message Posted:
21/08/2009 08:36

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My bill this month was almost 600 TL

Normally between 200- 300 TL !!



TRNCVaughan


Joined: 27/04/2008
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Message Posted:
21/08/2009 08:49

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Time for folks to seriously consider inverter a/c, as I have long been saying.



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