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 Post subject: Pre pay power
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:05 pm
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Does anyone regret switching to this? I am putting in 30e per week which is working out more expensive than when we were with electric Ireland. We have no tumble dryer or games consoles. It's just eating the money.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre pay power
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:09 pm
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 Post subject: Re: Pre pay power
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:12 pm
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Wish id checked that out first.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre pay power
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:14 pm
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Do you know what is causing your usage to be so high?


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 Post subject: Re: Pre pay power
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:19 pm
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I am not on it but I worked out that I would have needed a 30% reduction in my already pretty efficient usage to make it worth my while. I didn't think it would be possible without becoming a little obsessed with the usage so decided against it.


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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:25 pm
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The things mostly in use is kettle and electric oven.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre pay power
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:10 pm
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An oven uses less power than you would think, although the grill is significantly higher.
€30 a week on prepay power is probably around €23 - €25 a week on a cheaper tariff with someone else which isn't bad for winter time.


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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:47 pm
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It costs 37.5 cent a day extra to use prepay power. So realistically it is costing more, but people are more inclined to watch what they use when they are topping the meter up. If you were very efficient in the start, then it won't save you a cent.


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 Post subject: Re: Pre pay power
Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 pm
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Yep, after a week I was sorry. We are paying more than we would have been too.
We put €20 a week into it.
I became obsessed with it for awhile but just decided to go with the flow otherwise I'd become a ate case.

€30 seems a lot though. We don't have a dishwasher/tumble drier.

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