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This new service offers customers a flexible, month-to-month internet service with fast speeds and no wait time for connection. If you’re tired of waiting for NBNTM, or your current ADSL connection isn’t fast enough, the Sumo Home Wireless Broadband service is quick and ready to go as soon as you sign up.
Australians all over the country are feeling confused and frustrated about the rising prices of electricity, and about their increased utility bills as a result. As an electricity retailer, we want to be open and transparent with our customers so they know what Sumo’s role is in the price of electricity, and what we’re doing about it. In order to understand why prices change, it’s important to know what’s behind the costs in the first place.
Depending on where you live, you may have waited eagerly all year for the hot summer days to warm you up and get you out of the house. While summer truly is a marvelous time of year for many activities, the increased temperatures can lead to comparably increased gas and electricity bills due to cooling the home, running the pool pump, and even using extra appliances and electronics if family members are beating the heat by staying indoors. We’ve put together a list of summer-specific energy saving tips to lower your power bills, as well as some other tips that are free and can be used year round to keep the utility bill low.
While summer often means more energy used on air conditioning, winter tends to come with even higher gas and electricity bills with increased usage of heaters, sometimes central plus space heaters in bedrooms, more hot water used to takes baths and warm showers, cooking soups and baking vegetables and roasts in the oven, and boiling the kettle several times a day. Some of these activities are unavoidable for quality of life, but there are alternatives to keeping your house warm. Check out a few ways you can stay warm during the winter without watching the Power price rise, and even seeing gas and electricity bills go down.
Smart meters are devices designed to measure your electricity usage in a digital format and provide this information to your electricity provider. The data is sent remotely and doesn’t need to be manually noted by a meter reader. As well as allowing for remote reading, Smart Meters also provide a means for remotely measuring power supply so providers know when the power is out, and they also allow power to be switched on or off without a field technician visiting the premises.