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I thought I'd revisit this - as I'm pleased with progress, not quite a like-for-like, as last year readings covered two more days. The weather may be milder this year as well.
Electricity this year - 331kwh, compared with 432 last year.
Gas this year 150 cubic metres, compared with 220 last year.
I'll settle for that!
I really wanted to keep the elec under 300 but the dryer has had to be used quite a bit. The heating kicked in about mid way through the month, I'd say we're averaging about 20kwh per day gas now, it'll be interesting to see how accurate my December predictions are
Actually, just for comparison seeing as Nov 2021 is the first month showing data on my Bright app.
Elec - 497
Gas - 1292 (>1000kwh reduction, go.on.my.son!)
Feb scores - nicely under the estimate placeholder I had so significantly down on Feb '22
Edit: looking at my bill that came in today, it would seem that there is a lot of LNG in our gas mix as the CV is the highest that I have seen it for many months at 40.1.
135kwh for electric and 533kwh for gas
down on last month but a bit up on last year (mostly on electric as the kids had new games for christmas and there both still on the consoles whenever they can )
april last year was when we were having a lot of renovations on the house. some things booked in for this year but mostly outside so beating last years total should hopefully be easy enough (fingers crossed!)
It's amazing how those with a can-do attitude and willingness to 'pitch in and work' get all the luck, isn't it?
Please consider buying some pet food and giving it to your local food bank collection or animal charity. Animals aren't to blame for the cost of living crisis.
Could have been more but a few creature comforts have crept back in after our cut back to the bone in summer last year.
This could be down to the weather being better this year in February than last year I shall check the weather spreadsheet.
Energy Used Electricity only. Used 5975kwh in the last year in a 4/5 bedroom detached house EPC high B. Designed not retro-fitted ASHP Mitsubishi Ecodan, under floor heating ground floor, radiators 1st floor. Multi-fuel burner in lounge.
Energy usage reduction success below 6000kwh a year. Comfortable 19-21oC through winter depending on the room and vaulted ceilings etc.
Dyslexia sufferer don't be too harsh if I get things a bit topsy turdy.
783kWh this month compared to
1021 last year and
1003 in 2021.
The wet room being done at the moment will have a thermostatic shower instead of the electric one so that will mean less electric usage in future there, but it will enable all of us to have a shower as often as we need and will massively increase our hot water consumption so increase the heat pump usage (should overall still work out cheaper though, heating the water by heat pump rather than electric element).
- it also solves the dilemma of what to do about the heat pump's vampire load in the summer, as we will need to keep it on for hot water (before we didn't think we would need to, with the electric shower and being able to make do with the cold water not being painfully cold in summer).