Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

1662 posts

Uber Geek

#114994 9-Mar-2013 15:45
Send private message

Hi all, just wondering if anyone knows about this topic.  We rang the gas company and the guy just said our usage is quite high.  The prev bill our gas usage was 994kW and can go as high as 1500kW for June.  A family of four. 

We don't use gas heaters, have gas cooktop but not the oven, and we have gas continuous water. 
We don't smell gas at the meter, we do smell somewhat where the gas water heater is.  Normal?  In the past we had a few gas fitters / plumbers over doing other work but they haven't pointed it out.  When hot water is not being used and now obviously no gas heaters how much does one expect the gas meter to move?


Create new topic
3299 posts

Uber Geek

  #777414 9-Mar-2013 17:19
Send private message

Sounds a bit high to me. We have family of 4, gas cooking, gas on-demand hot water, and a gas fireplace, and we would use only about 600Kw max per month, half that during summer when the gas fireplace isn't working.

Yes the gas hot water burners can give a faint whiff of gas especially when they first fire up.

Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman

2230 posts

Uber Geek

  #777475 9-Mar-2013 20:09
Send private message

Here's our usage for the last 24 months, red bars are the last 12 months, yellow the previous. (Aug 2011 was when we had the real cold snap with snow in Wellington).  Gas hot water (cylinder), cooktop and heating in one of the living areas.  Family of two adults and two teenagers (read: long showers).

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


1588 posts

Uber Geek

  #777746 10-Mar-2013 21:28
Send private message

Get a spray bottle and make a weak detergent solution. Spray it all over the gas fittings around where you are smelling the gas. You will see it bubbling if there's a leak. You shouldn't be smelling gas (Except a little at startup).

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25

Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53

Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48

Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44

Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07

New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10

Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30

Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14

Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17

Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56

Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28

Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.