Things that remained running/connected were: major kitchen appliances (fridge, stove, etc), internet modem and voip box, backup APC battery (for internet/voip setup), alarm (also connected to APC), and I set the A/C to 82F I believe (I doubt it ran when I was gone). Garage opener also still plugged in. Ummm, my smoke alarms and co detectors run on electrical power...Quentin5 wrote: ↑Oct 4th, 2016 4:03 pm4.5kW/day is odd, you should find out whats causing it, because you obviously didn't need it while you were gone, so depending on the source if you can cut it your quality of life will not decrease.onlineharvest wrote: ↑Oct 4th, 2016 9:49 amI'm always amazed at the extremely low figures of some households. Crazy!
I was recently on vacation and I turned off everything that didn't need to run, the A/C didn't run at all during this time, I unplugged every electronic and small appliance and power bar. And yet, I was still averaging 4.5kwh/day - that's not far off from what people consume on average when home!
I work from home, and so does my wife 2-3 days/week. I'm around 30 kwh/day on average in the summer, and as low as 14 kwh/day in the non-summer months.
As impressed as I am with the power consumption of others, I really try to improve only on my own numbers while still maintaining a comfortable environment (in other words, I won't make a sacrifice to be uncomfortable when the bill would only be marginally less, I like a colder house than most, etc). That being said, I was consistently 40 kwh/day on average in the summer months the previous 3 summers, so I've cut that down to 30 kwh/day through some of my recent efforts. And overall, I'm consuming less electricity over non-summer months as well.
No TV/PC or powerbar was connected. No cell chargers. Coffee machine and small appliances disconnected. No lights left on.
What kind of draw would you expect (or actually get) when away on vacation? Kitchen appliances are fairly new (Fridge being the newest, only a couple years old).