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    This is a discussion on Operation Save Energy within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by mattylad And I am also on 2 different tarrifs. First 338 units at 16.48p remainder at 9.99p ...

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Quote Originally Posted by mattylad View Post

      And I am also on 2 different tarrifs.

      First 338 units at 16.48p
      remainder at 9.99p

      So what do I set it to?.
      I dont think its able to deal with that sort of tariff, it seems to be designed around a time specific day/night type tariff. The only way I can think of getting it to accurately cost what you are using is to monitor the ammount of units you use in the period the rates you have quoted apply to then work out the average cost for each unit and input that as the cost per unit. It wont be spot on but should be near enough.



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      Re: Operation Save Energy

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      The mains issue is the only downside TBH - Most, if not all of the others are battery powered, which is ideal if you are hunting out the culprits!

      Mike
      Yes - I can agree with this, ideally it would be battery operated so you dont lose info when unplugged and would make easier hunting. However I'm sat here watching it in my average sized semi and I know roughly whats switched on and what isnt. Maybe for a more investigative hunt we would have to get someone to help with switching etc, but we got them for free and they will save us money so thats not an issue for me.


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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      I dont think its able to deal with that sort of tariff, it seems to be designed around a time specific day/night type tariff. The only way I can think of getting it to accurately cost what you are using is to monitor the ammount of units you use in the period the rates you have quoted apply to then work out the average cost for each unit and input that as the cost per unit. It wont be spot on but should be near enough.
      TBH, they are not designed as an accurate pricing tool, more as an indicator to actual usage, and monitoring of same as you try to reduce it - I think the is there more to give a "value" to the electricity being used, as most people will find it easier to relate to 0.13 per hour, or 60 per month than 1kwh and so on...

      Mike

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Yep, as you also posted just before me the way to show that type of tariff is to average it.


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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Interesting to see the views on the "Current" sky energy monitor
      The one they sent me was the Wattson which does have a rechargeable battery backup in the monitor, so moving it around or to the PC is not a problem. The display however is only in watts or s (+ pretty lights).

      The comments about the two rate electricity tariffs are reassuring - I thought it was only me who found them confusing.

      I'm with e-on (online) & there are about 5 different tariffs to choose from. Very easy to change but how the h**l anyone ever works out which is the most beneficial is beyond me.

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Finally got my delivered today.... all I need to do now is figure out what all the numbers mean !!!!

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      I'm going to knock up a 3v battery pack with a power lead for it.
      I have enough rechargeables etc to do that.

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Scary stuff watching the display as the washer starts and stops. My LG HD TV scared the crap out of me and we have 3 of them!

      Our oven is electric, jesus wept, not for much longer I can tell you 3 KW argh

      Needless to say the Kids are not over impressed. Told them its going to be a 4 way split in the near future. I just cant sustain 110.00 a month direct debit.

      So if anything it has done its job by showing the kids (adults ) that power is not cheap.

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      110 per month for electricity?? FOOOK!!!!
      I flap that ours averages over the year @ 60 and that a 5 bed house with us and 4 kids....

      Mike

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      You want to see it when the shower goes on
      This has seriously changed my washing habits - I stink
      Seriously I used to stick the shower on and wash me hair ( sorry head before NR & SD say anything ) then leave it running whilst I had a shave then jump in for the shower.
      Now its wash head in the sink, shave, then put the shower on.


     

     
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