Efficient Use of Electricity
YOUR ELECTRICITY METER
Records the number of units of electricity you have used.
READING THE METER
Remember when the pointer is between two numbers it is the lower one that counts. If the pointer is directly on a number, read that number. The last (red) dial is ignored.
For example if the pointers are like this:
IF YOU HAVE A DIGITAL (FIGURES ONLY) METER - you read what is indicated - Again the last (red) dial is ignored.
TO CALCULATE UNITS USED - Subtract the previous reading from the current reading, as shown:-
Meter Reading on 1st January = 83627
Meter Reading on 1st October = 83000
Units used = 627
AS A GUIDE - ONE UNIT GIVES:
|One 100 watt Light||10||Hours illumination|
|Colour TV (22inch)||6-9||Hours viewing|
|Vacuum Cleaner||2||Hours cleaning|
|Kettle||12||Pints of boiling water|
|2 kW Fan Heater||30||Minutes warmth|
|1 kW Fan Heater||1||Hours warmth|
|Tumble drier||30||Minutes drying|
|Cooker Hood||10||Hours use|
|Cooker||1||Persons daily meals|
|Carving knife||Over 200||Joints|
|Food Mixer||60||Cake mixes|
|Blender||700||Pints of soup|
|Can Opener||Over 1500||Cans opened|
|Freezer||1.5 Units||per cubic foot per week|
|Wahing Machine||9 Units||Weekly wash family of 4|
|Hot Water||60-80 Units||Weekly water family of 4|
Using electricity efficiently and safely
Guernsey Electricity has available free of charge a number of information leaflets providing advice on,"Using energy wisely","Safety in the home","Guide to running costs" and"Warmth without waste". Alternatively you can contact our Energy Sales section who will give advice and answer any questions you may have.
SUPER ECONOMY TWELVE TARIFF
Our Super Economy Twelve tariff is available with electricity at less
than HALF PRICE for twelve hours a day.
The low rate period of the tariff is available in 2 parts, one 10 hour period between the hours of 19.45pm and 08.15am and one 2 hour period between 13.00pm to 16.40pm.
Lights, fires, washing machines, water heating, night storage heating, under floor heating or anything else can be used on this tariff.
For further information contact our energy sales section on telephone numbers 241933 or 241950.