I’d like to ask for your help. I’m doing a quick, unscientific survey about electricity usage. If you’re willing, I’d be interested to know how many kilowatt-hours of electricity your home uses in a given month. This information should be on your bill from the electric company.
If you could, send me:
- The number of kWh off your electric bill.
- The time period this was for.
- The city and state (or just state, if you prefer) that you live in.
- (totally optional) The rough size of your home, in bedrooms or square feet, or whatever.
You can send this information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For my part, here goes:
The Barker household used 1,605 kWh hours from June 15 to July 15. We live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Our home is four-ish bedrooms, about 2,800 sq. ft.
This seems high to me, sadly. I checked with a friend who lives in the same town and who is super energy conscious, and she has her house (of roughly the same size) down to about 950 kWh. I feel badly.
So, if anyone else is willing to pass on their numbers, I’ll do a post on the results later (totally anonymous – aggregate data only).