I was at a customers home today and when we checked through the last electricity account, the average daily consumption was 71 kW, i have never seen anything this high.
Ok there was a pool, and a couple of large plasma TV's but still...
Had gas hot water and cooking, and Mrs ran a hairdressing service from the home.
Elec bill had huge spikes from July – Oct each year and were using reverse cycle A/C for heating.
Either those hairdryers are energy pigs, the A/C is not working properly, or the insulation is buggered.