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Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by heller792, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. heller792

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    Been looking at ways of saving electric as best as I can. I have 12 x 40w g9 lamps in my kitchen running at 480w, I have just changed them all for 3w led corn lamps. My kitchen is brighter, the lamps look cool when there on and more importantly they are running at 36w. I have also changed my 9 50w gu10 lamps for some cracking 3w led lamps (3 for a tenner b&q).

    Dave
     
  2. screwloose

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    Jees ya get free leccy all day :shock:
     
  3. chippie2002

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    He does? Solar?
     
  4. screwloose

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    Yep 4kw
     
  5. Galvinized

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    Have you thought of fitting an Immersun Dave, obviously you would need to have an immersion heater but it would save any exported units...
     
  6. heller792

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    I just bought an a+ energy efficient condensing boiler as my old one was about an e rated. Will look at Emerson next year but don't think I will benifit much from it
     
  7. heller792

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    Can u ever save to much?
     
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    Just buy a bunch of wind up torches... that'll reduce your heating bill aswell :hysterical:
     
  9. Galvinized

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    Realistically the immersun is only beneficial if you already have an immersion heater and tank fitted at the property.

    You shoukd be able to pick them up for about £300, if iv done the maths right it will take about 3-5yrs to recover that cost in the savings on your bills..
    As far as I'm aware it won't effect your payments from the export tariff as that's simply worked out from a 50/50 spilt of the total generated. I think the main attraction for most people is the fact that the exported units are only worth 3-4p, but if you can use all of the units that's a saving of about 14p per unit..
    If your exporting more that 50% then essentially your losing out, coz your only paid for the 50% (I doubt this would apply to your circumstances, I'm sure that tank supps up most of it).

    Anyway, iv been meaning to swap the kitchen & landing lights to led, thanks for the reminder.
     
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    My feed in tarrif is 55p for every unit I generate, doesn't matter if is export it or use it I still get 55p. Last 12 months has paid me back about £1600
     
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    Lol, when did you get it fitted? I'm guessing 2010..
     
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    Impressive :)
    LEDs are the future,most of our lights are led,it way cheaper than running 12 @50w in the kitchen
     
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    Think it may of been 2011, we just sneeked in with the high rate before it was cut
     
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    Iirc the cut was December 2011, has it risen to 55p that quickly? It would of been 43.3p when you got it fitted.

    Even tho you get 55p for each unit that's generated your still paid an additional 3.6p for exporting the units (well 50% of them regardless out use).
     
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    Changed all the bulbs in the house to leds a few years back. Saved a fortune. Cost me £60 for the bulbs around 20 of um from china. 9w led spots. We have been energy saving for going on four years doing our best to cut bills. Biggest saving we made was fitting a multi fuel stove. Paid for it self in six months. I just wish when I fitted it I had added a back boiler!
     
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    I could do an EPC for ya, see what it recommends ?
     
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    What's an epc?
     
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    Why hey say it with flowers when you can say it with an epc lol.


    cheers pal, would love that
     
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