We typically use around 16kWh of electricity a day. Which is high but tolerable. What is interesting is that we were away for a couple of days and it seems like the house uses 5kwh a day with none of the usual appliances in use. This seems very high and I’m trying to narrow it down.
- We have the usual smattering of tv’s, internet router etc on standby but I don’t think it’s that
- A large fridge freezer which I thought was a prime candidate but seems it uses less than 1 kWh a day.
- A smaller undercounter fridge which is a contender and I will be attaching a plug in energy monitor to that soon to see how much it actually uses
- We have an oil fired heating system. As we were only away for a couple of days we just left the normal heating schedule running - do oil boilers typically use a lot of electricity? It’s not so easy to monitor energy consumption for that in isolation.