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    Default Electricity. How much do you pay

    I know electricity is expensive. Please share what your monthly costs are and what equipment are you running. I stayed at condo at Hispaniola sol for a month and cost was only $35 for the month. Interested in hearing from people in casa Linda or residential Hispaniola to get an idea of costs on a villa with running a pool would be
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    Just paid 2500 pesos for last month's bill. No A/C. Ceiling fan at night. Lots of lights. Couple of hours flatscreen a day. Didnt use heater. Used a water pump only a couple of hours. Invetere 8 batteries. "First world" washing machine......
    Hardly used the pool pumps that month, maybe 7 days ( 2 hours a day).

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    Between 3,000 and 5,000 per month. Two aircon's being used every night (inverter) one conventional being used now and then. One tv, solar water heater, laundry machine, fridge, most lamps are led or energy savers. Fans are only on when someone is in that space, I think many people forget how much energy a fan uses. And I had to teach the laundry woman to disconnect the iron when she's not ironing, she would turn the temparture down and leave it connected....

    I do check rooms if 'they' left lights / airco on.

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    We live in Santiago, have 2 abanicos de techo, fridge, TV, two computers, and an inversor. Bill comes between $760-$850 usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    We pay 2000 pesos a month or a bit less on average. No air cond. Turn on hot water heater only when needed etc.
    Yuk! no AC. Sitting around sweating all day in this Summer heat. Sounds like good times.

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    Electric shower ?? Like an electric chair??

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    3500-4000 pesos.

    Two a/c, ceiling fan, washer/dryer combo but very, very rarely use dryer. Flat screen Tvs, electric on demand hot water heater, pc, and the usual stuff.

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    Is it more expensive in gated communities like casa Linda or Hispaniola

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    Ok I had an electrician out here because I have a small 1 bedroom and ran my AC 24/7 for one month and my bill came in at 9600RD. I thought someone was stealing my electricity but the electrician said no. Now people on here running multiple AC's at night are reporting bills WAY lower than mine and more other things running as well. WTF??? How do I prove if there is a problem because I am thinking again something is seriously wrong here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amp View Post
    We live in Santiago, have 2 abanicos de techo, fridge, TV, two computers, and an inversor. Bill comes between $760-$850 usually.
    That's more or less what we have and what it costs. We do have electric hot water heater that is on about 45 minutes each day.
    Last edited by bob saunders; 07-31-2014 at 11:08 PM.

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