Good subject and topic,
Electric bills are my pet hate as I have mentioned on here a few times,
The increase here in Thailand is huge, OMB in my own house last month we used less but the bill was higher, and both of us we always turn things off when we go out or not needed, we dont waste it,
Right now is low season so it's cooler to me A/C is not needed as much at night but come December when the temperatures rise and no rain you need the A/C thats when the bills rise. We could get no rain for about 4 months,
What I did this week was see what my biggest bill was and divided that by 30 as in days and increased my rate, we have many bookings so I cant increase them now, I had already taken into account our high season so they are covered,
Dont forget everything you need to run a airbnb has increased, cleaning, laundry materiel's, tissues and so on.
I was looking through properties in my area the other day and I see many have added a cleaning fee, so I have now added the fee to any future bookings will offset some cost.
The electric is the main one,
We have a keycard but it is only used for entry everywhere, it should have in the unit where you drop your card inside the unit like hotels have, and everything goes off when the guest go out, We are looking into that now,
Getting guest to close the windows and doors while the A/C is on is a another problem, The garden doesn't need cooling down.
My condo is 57 sqm and it has 2 A/C units the guest have it like a fridge so much so it causes a lot of condensation which is not good.
Only yesterday my husband contacted LG to see if they a Motion Detector for the A/C if not why not, if it left on when nobody around it can automatically shut off,