This is getting ridiculous (energy prices - Strictly NO referrals!)

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About similar to mine, with the same sort of deal. God I hope the current prices go down before then...

I can't see it myself.
Well. I guess I hope it comes down a bit. But it's hope more than a belief.

I guess I'll use the time to figure out if solar is worth it. If its looking this bad (or dare I say it.. Worse) in 2024 ill absolutely be looking for cost mitigation some how!
 
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I can't see it myself.
Well. I guess I hope it comes down a bit. But it's hope more than a belief.

I guess I'll use the time to figure out if solar is worth it. If its looking this bad (or dare I say it.. Worse) in 2024 ill absolutely be looking for cost mitigation some how!
Doubt I will be going solar but will definitely be putting cash aside to cushion the blow. I consider myself very fortunate that my old deal finished late last year and I fixed at a non stupid price. My DD is £125 a month and in credit...
 
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Doubt I will be going solar but will definitely be putting cash aside to cushion the blow. I consider myself very fortunate that my old deal finished late last year and I fixed at a non stupid price. My DD is £125 a month and in credit...

Ive been paying 230 a month. When they did the smart meter some guy came round and took an official reading. Now I'm 600 in credit!

Think gonna ask for 400 of that back.
 
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My plasma barely registers on standby.
It's a really old g30

When on however... :(

It's amazing really how much difference a bright to dark picture changes the power draw!
 
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Please turn your TVs off stand by. My TV uses 60w of energy - based on the smart meter when its on standby.

Mine uses 0.5-0.6w in standby though can be a little higher if stuff is connected, averages around 60-70w in use but can peak well over 150w in bright scenes.
 
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one watt is later 2013+ eu regs and connectedness is a justification to surpass that
checked bedroom tv/radio which is nearly 20yrs old is listed as 2W, when philips made sets that lasted, plus proper speakers.
 
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I was surprised on how much more efficient appliances have become, a report I read recently said white goods are ~40% more efficient than one even a decade ago.
 
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Only seems to be vacuum cleaners that are a eu energy farce - dyson - let's make it cordless which seems to obviate responsibility for current during charging, or, power used whilst it works at max power for 15mins; if you have Octopus 5/7.5p you can charge overnight.
 
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