Taming Your Electricity Bill – Part II

Okay, here we go again with another article documenting our favourite techniques for keeping monster electricity bills at bay in your vacation rental home. If you missed our first instalment on this topic please take a look at our previous post. I’ll put a link to it at the bottom of this page. Continue reading “Taming Your Electricity Bill – Part II”

Understanding Your Nicaraguan Electricity Bill

We have owned a house in Nicaragua for almost 9 years but it’s only been about 9 days since we finally cracked the indecipherable mess that is our monthly electricity bill. Here’s the problem; every month your electricity shows up at your home (or doesn’t) covered in charges, subsidies, kilowatt readings and usage rates rounded to the nearest 100,000th of a cordoba ($0.0000003 USD). Since Disnorte-Dissur uses a sliding scale, all of these calculations are done multiple times and in a font so small you need a telescope to read them. Continue reading “Understanding Your Nicaraguan Electricity Bill”