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Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by SiemReapRoddy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:08 pm

Anyone have a rough idea how much it would cost to run air conditioning each month in a studio apartment? Roughly.

Probably about 10 hours per day.
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by Sweet Lemon » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:40 pm

What does your lease say about how much you pay per kWh? I've heard of people charging rates from 720 riel per kWh to 2000 riel per kWh
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by SiemReapRoddy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 pm

Most in the past were 1000.
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by pczz » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:05 am

It is going to depend a lot on environmental factors. for example a north facing apartment will not get as hot as a south facing one so you will not need aircon so much. Equally one under the roof will usually be a lot hotter. North facing 3rd floor 30m2 aprtment i do not need aircon much. usually just 2 or 3 hours before bed, otherwise i use the fan. My electric is about $40 a month. Alos you will use 50% less if the airon is a modern inverter unit. And old badly maintained unit will use a lot more juice. Common fault here is the units are not serviced and low on gas (costs around %25 to regas). Thid means the fan and compressor have to work a lot harder
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by frizzie77 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:33 am

SiemReapRoddy wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 pm
Most in the past were 1000.
And you agree on that rate? Why would you bother, then? Because I've got news for you: you're paying way too much already!
As a comparison: my rate is 610 riels/kWh
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by pczz » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:55 am

frizzie77 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:33 am
SiemReapRoddy wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 pm
Most in the past were 1000.
And you agree on that rate? Why would you bother, then? Because I've got news for you: you're paying way too much already!
As a comparison: my rate is 610 riels/kWh
But have you got a room in a house or an apartment in a purpose built building? I was paying 1000 a kw but thst included public area lighting and lift. Soem apartment blocks charge for that seperately, and you dont have them in private rentals usually
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by Mishmash » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:17 am

10 hours of air-con? Get a fan and embrace the suck!

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The average reverse cycle air conditioner costs around $0.25 – $0.35 per hour to run for cooling purposes, depending on the size of the room.

A medium sized room of 36sqm would cost $0.36 – $0.70 per hour to run.

In large areas (50sqm), it will cost between $0.70 and $0.95 per hour.
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by LaudJohn » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:46 am

It will depend on the air conditioner you are using and the settings and cost of electricity.

I use a new inverter, set on 40% power and about 24 degrees. My studio is about 35sqm. I pay 800 riel per kw/h.

It uses 8 kw hours per 24 hours. When it is hot outside I run it 24/7. so 6400 reil per day for me.
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:00 am

Mishmash wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:17 am
10 hours of air-con? Get a fan and embrace the suck!

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The average reverse cycle air conditioner costs around $0.25 – $0.35 per hour to run for cooling purposes, depending on the size of the room.

A medium sized room of 36sqm would cost $0.36 – $0.70 per hour to run.

In large areas (50sqm), it will cost between $0.70 and $0.95 per hour.
But it all depends what temp you have it set at. For every degree lower your set it, it uses 10% more power (or so they say).

I'm a skinny prick so I use a fan mostly and when I turn on the AC between 2pm and 7am) it's set to 28C. Power bill comes in at just over 200kWh/month - around $40. At that setting it's mostly just operating in fan mode during the night.
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Re: Electric $$$$$ for studio apartment?

Post by Mishmash » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:47 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:00 am

But it all depends what temp you have it set at. For every degree lower your set it, it uses 10% more power (or so they say).

I'm a skinny prick so I use a fan mostly and when I turn on the AC between 2pm and 7am) it's set to 28C. Power bill comes in at just over 200kWh/month - around $40. At that setting it's mostly just operating in fan mode during the night.
That is a bargain. 40 bucks for cool balls all afternoon and evening.

If you were a Khmer they set it to sub-zero :lol:
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