Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Baseline Electricity Usage

What Is Your Home's Baseline Electricity Usage?
Discover Your Baseline Power
Baseline Electricity Usage is a term we use at Aussie Home Energy, for electricity used by certain appliances which are operational for 24 hours a day.

During a home ELECTRICITY AUDIT our goal is to get this baseline electricity, as low as possible by powering off appliances. So we can become aware of what is using your power.

During an electricity audit the householder will often state most electrical appliances are powered off. So why do we commonly see 300 watts or more on our electricity monitor? In some homes this has been as high as 2kW! Yes it was a very big home, but all the same you do the maths on that one and it is not an electricity bill most householders would be happy paying! 

The baseline electricity we want to see is as low possible. And it needs to relate to such appliances as cordless phones, mobiles, Foxtel, clock radios, modems, air extraction fans. Everything else can be turned off during this exercise. Especially refrigeration appliance that are constantly turning on and off interfering with the monitor's readings.

Such items as ovens, microwaves, AC units, entertainment appliances can all add considerable STANDBY ELECTRICITY to the home. This is the electricity often consumed by appliances waiting for a command, from a remote or keypad.

On a 35 cent electricity tariff every 100 watts of standby electricity is costing you $306 per year! So reducing your standby electricity and knowing your baseline electricity usage is VERY IMPORTANT in keeping electricity costs down.

Unfortunately the only way to discover your home's baseline electricity usage is with a home ELECTRICITY MONITOR. All you need to know is how your home is connected to the electricity grid, for example whether your home is single or three phase. We can help you to discover this, so call us today and discover your home's baseline electricity usage and start saving off the electricity costs.



This blog post and podcast brought to you by Aussie Home Energy, a major player in the HOME ELECTRICITY REDUCTION SERVICE industry in Australia.

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