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How many KWh do you use in a day?

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  • Dec 8th, 2017 1:46 pm
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Jul 7, 2017
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ChubChub wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 11:49 am
Those tube amps can be absolute cows. I built myself some Class-A tube amps a few years ago; continuous 300w consumption (per amp; had to be a tool and have one per channel).
I have no idea how much they draw (they're hybrids) but use 2 12AX7s each, I believe. The CD player runs 2 6922s.
100kWh in a day seems insanely high, considering how mild your climate is; I'd be getting a Kill-A-Watt and looking into stuff.
Not us but the former now-deceased owners. Quite believable. They had a C$55k sunroom built on the deck that they reputedly used and thus heated all winter to 25C (as with the rest of the house) with a spaceheater and heat from the house, reportedly slept with a bedroom window open all winter, and the heat pump was probably using auxiliary heat (heat strips).
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Sep 25, 2017
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MacGyver wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2010 7:13 pm
We've now dropped down to 18kWh a day now that my wife has gone back to work and the house is empty during the day. Here's my account of where our electricity is consumed, on a yearly basis:

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1430	20%	Dryer
1020	14%	Furnace Fan
900	13%	Inside Lights
640	9%	Dishwasher
536	7%	Range
500	7%	A/C
480	7%	Satellite TV
448	6%	Fridge
447	6%	Vampire Loads (including networking)
284	4%	Freezer
210	3%	Misc
180	3%	Computers (excluding networking)
117	2%	Outdoor Lights
7191	100%	Total

We're going to replace the furnace with one that has a more efficient motor.
how do u know all the details of electricity consumed?
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Sep 25, 2017
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this month we used 16kwh/day my hot tank is284L WITH two tempo control .now we just three people .is it too much for us and how to save bill?
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Feb 9, 2006
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andrewhau wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 10:44 pm
how do u know all the details of electricity consumed?
If you go back to look at MacGyver's posts you'll see he used a swiss army knife, paperclip and rubber band.

But seriously he used a Kill-a-watt. It has a memory function so you can average out the use of an appliance over a given time period.

Hydroone also has a TOU portal that gives you a breakdown of month, daily, hourly use. If you compare the information from both sources you'll be able to decipher what consumes the most amount of power.

Or you can get a whole home energy monitor.
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Sep 25, 2017
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thank u for yout reply.i checked kill a watt on amazon,around 40bucks .i have no idea if iwanna monitor all the appliances in the house,i have to buy many of them?it can also monitor hot tank which is 4500w in my basement?
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andrewhau wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 1:34 pm
thank u for yout reply.i checked kill a watt on amazon,around 40bucks .i have no idea if iwanna monitor all the appliances in the house,i have to buy many of them?it can also monitor hot tank which is 4500w in my basement?
Ha You don't buy one for every appliance. You measure one at a time to average out. Then you time the appliance to get a fairly close approximation to see how much power is consumed. You can use the hydro util's console to give you a rough idea.

For the large items like your 4500w heater you need a clamp on meter. Or a whole house monitor.

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I talk about my experience with a fairly simple model here.

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