Electricity/Bill Management

How do I pay for my electricity during my stay? 

An electricity prepayment and bill fee of €351.00 is made per applicant and is payable along with the 1st Moiety. Each house/apartment is metered for pre-pay electricity, and is topped up on 4 occasions over the course of the academic year.

The pre-pay meters allow students to monitor and have greater control over their electricity usage on a daily basis. In the unlikely event that a house/apt runs out of electricity credit between top-ups they simply report this to management/security who will provide them with a top-up card, allowing the students to purchase additional credit from a local Paypoint shop. At the end of the academic year if credit remains on the meter this will be reimbursed equally among all residents in the house/apt.

 

How will I know how much credit I have left?

To see your remaining credit in euro just press the Electricity Icon on the Touch Screen Display unit in your house. It will tell you exactly how much credit you have remaining on the left hand side of the screen and the history of the most recent Top-ups on the right.

What happens when my credit is running low?

When your credit reduces to €1.50 you’ll hear an alarm that will sound for a few moments. Also a message will appear on screen prompting you to accept “emergency credit” This will allow you to use €5 “emergency credit” which will be taken from your next top-up.

How can I check what my electricity usage is in my house?

By pressing the Electricity Icon followed by the A/C icon at the bottom of the screen, this will tell you the cost of your electricity in Cents per/hour (this is live information) If you press €/h this will move to tell you your kWh Usage (units). This information will be on the left hand side of the screen. To compare your usage by day /month this can be found on the right hand side of the respective screen options.

If you feel the usage is quite high you will need to ensure that your heaters are set correctly and also that your immersion has been set correctly.

Please see this step by step guide to ensure your heaters are set correctly.  Are you ensuring everything is switched off when you are not at home? Is your immersion set correctly?

Electricity is managed internally so this is the responsibility of the occupants of the house to monitor what electricity is being used.  Glasán have no way of monitoring this.

 

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