December 2011

Measure Your Utility Usage - December Actual versus Last Year












Here we are at year end.  How did we do?


  • Cut total annual electricity consumption by almost half – 2,000kWh
  •       and generated 600 kWh less than 2010 (all that 2011 rain and snow really got in the way of the sun! )
  •       and ‘sold’ double the amount of electrcity to the utility double compared to last year!
  • On a monthly basis though, consumption is up over last month and last year- we blame Thanksgiving and all that cooking – but it could be the new microwave and range.  Next month will show if there is a trend.

Gas, Sewer, Water and Trash

  • Cut annual gas consumption a little mostly from not using the dryer.
  • Cut annual water consumption by 25% and sewer by 33%. Did the same amount of wash but watered the gardens only from the rain barrels and installed water saving aerators and showerheads.
  • Trash totals increased even with vigilance.

Where do we go from here?

  • Air sealing
  • Insulation
  • Metering



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