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    metro bill

    i received my metro bill today...and i have good news for a change...the life style change paid off...my first account since the power was reconnected...

    my bill total R1300 inc vat for...rates...electricity...water and sewage (nil)water loss insurance...refuse removal...and vat...including the R50 per month rates increase this month....now i just have to apply for my prepaid meter and i can get my R3000 deposit back

    my reconnection fee was R324...so i called them to find out why so high i had not reconnected myself...it was increased from R124 to R324 in july this year...i wonderr if the contractors who actually do the disconnect and reconnect have also had and increase from R12 which is all they get paid.

    i have decided to leave the solar lighting in place and i have fitted a timer to my geyser...the wate ris also switched back on but i requested they leave the 300 litre per day restrictor in place.

    i found an article about heat pumps and noted that the time it heats up the water is a lot quicker than solar and even though it uses electricity it comsumes a fraction of the cost...my only concern is the initial outlay...

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    Watt for watt, the heat pump trumps all other systems. What gets me is that they could use the cold coming off the evaporator back into your house and cool the place down just like an aircon, and you would get even more for your buck.
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    i queried about that...if they could do that i wouldnt have even thought twice about it...i would have removed all my aircons and installed heat pumps.

    the unions are complaining about labour brokers...what about the metros...how they are exploiting labour...by contracting all their work out...charging us the consumers ridiculous rates in compararison to they pay the contractors...

    another example...a contractor charges less than R12 per metres to trench for a cable the metro charges us the consumer more than R80 per metre...something wrong with that picture...i am sure someone will tell us that the metro has huge overheads...

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    good news people...my utility bill for this month has just arrived...less than R1000 this month...all inclusive.

    rates
    electricity
    refuse removal
    water
    sewage
    levies

    the lot i can live with that.

    only problem i have is when we have social events at home...i have to warn people that the water might run out...but this is only until i get my solar pumps installed which will connect 2 x 2000 lt tanks to the toilets for for just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
    i found an article about heat pumps and noted that the time it heats up the water is a lot quicker than solar and even though it uses electricity it comsumes a fraction of the cost...my only concern is the initial outlay...
    Hi Murdoch, is this article online?

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    no i saw the article at voltex

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