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    Electric bill doubleUp

    Dear all,

    My last month bill been double up. Any one having the same ?

    Im living in USJ around 10 yrs .....my bill roughly 40-50++, 1 aircon (1hp), 1 fridge. Just last month, bill came with RM90++. Lodged complaint to TNB they came and check the meter, no issue. They claimed could be the hot wheather......

    They said, many also complaint, the bill also double up recently. Those complaints from Klang, Puchong, Subang ....

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    You did not tell us whether or not you might have turned on ur acon more than your usual routine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    You did not tell us whether or not you might have turned on ur acon more than your usual routine

    Sorrry, on aircon every night during sleeping time. Never on aircon on day time.

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    My neighbours also having same.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcloh View Post
    My neighbours also having same.......
    Maybe the meter reader estimated your electric consumption
    in previous months in the office instead of taking the reading on site.

    Now you are part paying your previous consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Maybe the meter reader estimated your electric consumption
    in previous months in the office instead of taking the reading on site.

    Now you are part paying your previous consumption.
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    Nope, they reading onsite. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcloh View Post
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    Nope, they reading onsite. .
    Have you thought of installing solar panels......?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcloh View Post
    Dear all,

    My last month bill been double up. Any one having the same ?

    Im living in USJ around 10 yrs .....my bill roughly 40-50++, 1 aircon (1hp), 1 fridge. Just last month, bill came with RM90++. Lodged complaint to TNB they came and check the meter, no issue. They claimed could be the hot wheather......

    They said, many also complaint, the bill also double up recently. Those complaints from Klang, Puchong, Subang ....
    You mean you only have 1 aircon and 1 fridge in the house using electricity and nothing else? No lightings etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcloh View Post
    Sorrry, on aircon every night during sleeping time. Never on aircon on day time.
    Aircon [1 HP] on 'every night sleeping time' [est. 8hrs] ....and your bill still only RM 40-50 per mth??....... Fantastic! Damn good oledi

    Mr BSLee should give his take....Is this possible??.

    Looks like I better check on my A/Cs

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcloh View Post
    Im living in USJ around 10 yrs .....my bill roughly 40-50++, 1 aircon (1hp), 1 fridge. Just last month, bill came with RM90++. Lodged complaint to TNB they came and check the meter, no issue. They claimed could be the hot wheather......
    ....
    WOW, your monthly electric bill is just barely enough for 2 cups of "exotic" coffee.. !! [I borrow the word "exotic" from somewhere]

    Maybe is not a good idea to inform TNB and share this in the forum. Should quietly enjoy this unbelievably low rate of electrity consumption, nevermine if it double, you still are among the lowest.

    Just hope those TNB fellas won't come to audit your usage and install a different meter..

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    Yes, agreed. It may cost more with a new meter

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    My bill for a 390l fridge is about RM20/month! and with air cond and the rest, he only paid 40-50! Wow!

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    Is your a/c inverter type?..I did hear of substantial savings in certain cases. I can't base on calculation as depending on actual condition, type, way it was installed can make some varying difference. If I base on calculation, the bill won't be this low. Placing a fridge in different ambient temperature affect its performance and efficiency, perhaps reflected in the bill at the end of month. Calculations are only indicative and not always most accurate. Lastly this is disregarding the accuracy of the meter. We really don't know how accurate it is, only TNB will know. But most digital meters are quite accurate to some degree. If I look further, those digital meter performance could be affected by outside temperature and erroneous to some degree (not significant). This is because the meter is a full pre programmed analog to digital chip circuitry with quartz crystal to keep the digital timing in sync. Yes, the quartz crystal isn't exactly most accurate all the time. Even your quartz watch isn't dead accurate unless its monitored in most consistent temperature to keep accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    Is your a/c inverter type?..I did hear of substantial savings in certain cases. .
    The savings from inverter is more substantial if the air-conditioner is switched on long hours, not just at night. Also, the savings is more for bigger air-cond, not 1hp type.

    I have a strong feeling his monthly bill is not reflecting the actual electricity consumption.

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    guys.....this new meter install last 2 years......my usage not heavy, I used energy saving bulbs, TV not on for few months. In fact, I install few solar light around my house as well. Just wondering, after 2 years the new meter installed, I still maintained my usage. And recently double up, why now double up? just recently many complaint to TNB about it, not only me. How can it be double up ? and because of cuaca panas?

    I'm green lover also. Trying to reduce electricity as possible.

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