Holiday homes have different demand patterns

Holiday homes account for up to 25 per cent of The Lines Company’s total residential connections. Holiday home owners have a very different demand cycle to resident domestic customers and are part of the Temporary Accommodation profile. Over the course of a week, a month or a year the total electricity usage is lower than the average residential household. However the peak kW load may be more than average. The minimum kW load for holiday homes on the Temporary Accommodation profile is 1.90kW (2.50kW for Ohakune). 

Tips for holiday home owners with electronic meters

Holiday home owners can experience considerable increases in their line charges because of their distinctive kW load pattern. While you are staying at the residence it is advisable to maintain a base warmth in the home during the day to avoid the load required to heat the home from a much lower temperature in the evening. We recommend you have hot water and non-essential appliances on ripple control.

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Useful Tip

Put your next washing load on before you go to bed at night, making sure it’s a full load. You’ll save time by doing fewer loads and it will cost you less than it would during load control periods. A little forward planning will save you a lot of time and money!