Energy Australia turned up at my place at 7.30 this morning. Because I'm special. Apparently we are single handedly destroying the environment. Our electricity bill is always so enormous that they are upgrading our meter to a smart meter. Although the man who installed it told me it doesn't really do anything and my bill may be harder to read. So that sounds good.
He told me not to use power between 2pm and 8pm as that is when they charge you the most. I already knew that but it doesn't seem to make much difference.
He then told me his bill each quarter was about $200. When I told him ours was about three times that he looked at me and said that if his bill was that high that –
My missus would be in a hole in the back yard.
As if she'd be the one racing around burning up power. Anyway she'd only be doing it to cook their food, wash and dry their clothes, clean their dishes, keep them cool.
The missus in this household is always the one walking around turning off lights, sitting in a hot house instead of running the A/C, not using the dryer unless essential, running the dishwasher out of peak times.
I don't know how we use so much bloody power. He laughed and said maybe we'd had a faulty meter all these years. Yes, wouldn't that be hilarious if we've been overcharged all these years. I can tell you I'll be inspecting my bill very carefully to check that out.