There are a number of ways you can influence and control the amount of electricity you use, which in turn will affect your line usage charges.
The amount of power an appliance uses depends on its wattage. 1000 watts equals one kilowatt. If you run a 1000 watt appliance for one hour, you will use one ‘unit’ or one Kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity.
A 100 watt light bulb will use one unit of electricity over a 10 hour period.
Tips to save energy and keep your line costs down:
The price of electricity also varies depending on what time of day you use it. You can find useful infomation about options for saving electricity at powerswitch.org.nz.
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