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Old Jul 28th 2014, 8:28 pm
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Last bill was $304 - 3/4 of that was electric, 1/4 gas. One before that was $260. We also buy $150-200 of wood every year for the wood burner, which is on from May to September (5 months).
We have a 4-bed 200sqm house with gas cooking and water heating, and an outdoor spa.
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 10:12 pm
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We put central heating in (UK) a number of years ago and one thing that saved us lots over the years was I do ideal thermostat valves on each radiator. It didn't cost much more when installing but it means keeping some rooms at basic tick over so they don't get damp if we aren't using them and hen having our main couple of rooms heated more fully.

One thing we did last winter was insulate the inside of the outside walls with 3" think foam boards. It gave us all newly plastered interior walls and has halved our fuel bill.

Do you have that over there? Would you need it in all areas or just the more exposed?
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 11:10 pm
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We put central heating in (UK) a number of years ago and one thing that saved us lots over the years was I do ideal thermostat valves on each radiator. It didn't cost much more when installing but it means keeping some rooms at basic tick over so they don't get damp if we aren't using them and hen having our main couple of rooms heated more fully.

One thing we did last winter was insulate the inside of the outside walls with 3" think foam boards. It gave us all newly plastered interior walls and has halved our fuel bill.

Do you have that over there? Would you need it in all areas or just the more exposed?
Yes we do, and yes the ones downstairs are on low and upstairs we alter them as we need to
We are also putting in insulation pads in all the walls, interior and exterior, as we modernise each house. The insulation has a R-value of 2.5
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Old Jul 28th 2014, 11:15 pm
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check with your provider that your on the best rate, if you have lots, or large gas appliances
you can go on a better rate where the gas costs less per unit
Thanks justcol, just did an online utility compare on www.powerswitch.org.nz My company, Contact energy, came out at $480, pretty close, but Pulse Energy for electric & Energy Direct for the gas came out at $379
Guess what, I switched.
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Old Jul 29th 2014, 9:19 am
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Guess what, I switched.
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Old Aug 19th 2014, 5:26 am
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An update, haven't switched yet, still with contact energy, but the next months bill, gas& electricity, has come in at $379. I'm very happy with that as we've had the central heating on all the time and been toasty warm. We have still been using the spa
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Old Aug 19th 2014, 8:35 am
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We have still been using the spa
mmmmmm spa.

I am seriously considering getting out there in a minute - despite it persisting down with rain.However, the wood burner is cranking in here too, so it's tempting to not to. I know...
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In November we bought a large 1970's house that needs complete renovation. In May we had gas central heating with radiators fitted and we are amazed, already the dehumidifier doesn't come on as there's no moisture in the air, the single glazed old aluminium framed windows don't weep and we are toasty warm whenever we come home. Happy happy happy

Excellent.
CH is the one thing Mrs Jones is insitent upon.
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