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    Hi everyone,

    I'm wondering what your average household electricity consumption is (kWh)?

    It would be interesting to know the size of your household and if you have energy hogging gizmos, such as a Kreepy Krawly and pool pump.

    While the general overview of info is just to add fluff to an article I'm working on, I thought this might prove interesting for everyone to compare, especially as winter is upon us and tariffs are about to go up.

    Thanks!

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    Ave about 600 - 650kWh/month

    edit: two adults and two toddlers
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    Around 550 kW/h's in Summer and around 750 kW/h's in Winter.
    Household of 2 Adults & 1 Toddler
    600W Pool pump that runs daily for 7 hours
    1 150L Geyser 3kW element
    No PC's or Servers in the household. We use Notebooks and an Android MiniPC as a media centre, eating about 5W. 2 LCD telly's.

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    900kwh per month - 3 bedroom house, two adults and a teenager

    Solar geyser - no electric supplementation
    1kw pool pump 6 hours a day
    UPS, PC, microserver, router, CCTV etc, on 24x7
    Cottage that uses 200-300kwh pm included (2 adults)

    Mostly LED lighting

    Going to go up a bit as it gets colder - lights on longer and also aircons used for heating.

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    I use around 660 kwh per month on average
    We are just 2 x adults in the house .. never run a bath, always shower.
    I have two x 150L geysers connected in series, but only one (the second in line) is used unless we have guests staying overnight
    I run the geyser for about 50 minutes a day, and that is enough for warm showers a.m. & p.m.
    I have a .75 kw pool pump which operates for 6 hours/day in summer, & 4 hours/day in winter (it's a smallish pool of about 20KL)
    We have 2 x LCD TVs (Lounge & Bedroom), but only one is used at a time.
    I use 8W compact fluorescent lights on the exterior of the house.
    We always switch off lights when we leave a room
    We have two aircons, one in master bedroom, and one in lounge / dining area. We only use the bedroom AC unit in summer, for a couple of hours before we go to bed, and then only if it's been a very hot day (we get up to 40C here in summer)

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    Two bedroom townhouse, two adults, one toddler, we average out at 200 units per month. LED or CCFL bulbs in every light source, two LCD TVs, no PCs, geyser on all the time set to 65 degrees.
    Do you hear the voices, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus View Post
    Two bedroom townhouse, two adults, one toddler, we average out at 200 units per month. LED or CCFL bulbs in every light source, two LCD TVs, no PCs, geyser on all the time set to 65 degrees.
    That's mental. Switching to solar saved me 600kwh per month at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinbad View Post
    That's mental. Switching to solar saved me 600kwh per month at least.
    We only shower once a day and bath my son once a day so the water is generally warm all the time, I guess that helps as we don't fill the bath up so the geyser is kept warm most of the time and not having to warm up all the time seems to cut down a lot of usage. When we used to turn the geyser off and on we actually used more electricity.
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    Around 500kWh in Summer, 900 kWh Winter - 2 adult humans and 2 adult Pitbulls.

    2 Computers, 1 telly,CCTV with DVR; security lighting seems to account for most of it, especally since we now use Mercury vapour lights.

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    1500kwh in summer and 2500kwh in winter

    2 geysers, 1100kw pool pump (8 hrs/day summer and 5 hrs/day winter), washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, kids watching tv all day


    3 adults, 2 kids + domestic workers during the day

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    3 bedroom townhouse - 795kWh
    2 adults + 2 teens + 2 friends of theirs showering.
    1 x 150L geyser, 1 x LED TV, 1 x CRT TV.
    All lights replaced with energy savers.
    Adam blamed Eve.
    Eve blamed the Serpent... and the serpent did not have a foot to stand on.

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    750kw in summer
    1300kw in winter

    2 adults, 2 kids

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    last month was 1192 kWh

    3 adults 2 kids 2geezers washing machine works everyday, dishwasher, tumbledryer, tv on the whole day, 3PC's on 24x7
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    Really need to "rationalise" the geyser situation at my house... so I average about 1200 - 1300 kwh..

    3 geysers, though 1 of them is permanently off at the moment...
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    Monthly averages 620kw in summer, 850kw in winter

    2xBed townhouse with 2 adults, one toddler. More electronics and gadgets than 2 adults should reasonably own
    Geyser on, constantly set to 70 degrees. We also found we used more juice more by switching it on and off daily rather than just letting it maintain a constant temperature. No pool. We use our oven on average every second evening.

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