If you have a kill a watt or similar energy meter use it to test the TV and video game and even hair dryer (if used extra). Use a cumulative few days per item as energy consumption can rise and drop depending on action or loud or slow scenes. Also note how many hours a day each is getting used. In fact test everything you own in the house over time. The meters are probably not as hoarded as everything else, though amazon might be slow at delivering it if they have any. If it were not for the virus i would say your local library may have one for lending...bubuski wrote: ↑ What kind of consumption are you all seeing during the lockdown? Last 30 days from March 20th to April 18th. I'm a little shocked at mine since it more than doubled and March/April are my lowest usage months of each year.
2020 total consumed = 517.94kWh
2020 daily average = 17.26kWh
Compared to the last 3 years...
2019 total consumed = 222.34kWh
2019 daily average = 7.41kWh
2018 total consumed = 184.89kWh
2018 daily average = 6.16kWh
2017 total consumed = 221.63kWh
2017 daily average = 7.39kWh
These months usually had minimal HVAC heating or cooling demand and maybe 5-7 days while away on vacation in previous years. My wife and I worked from home in previous years but the kids were usually in daycare/school during the day. Other major change was we switched from natural gas to electric cooking in 2020 but I am still shocked at the increase.
Gotta dive into it in more detail and see how I can turn down the consumption.
The stove is hard to quantify since it does not use a 120V plug you can test, You can buy a clamp meter, or a whole house energy monitor and test each element/oven. Also you can contact the manufacturer and see if they have numbers for you and track with a timer exactly how many minutes a day your using it.
Also your utility may have real time or daily numbers, sometimes online, or your meter might be able to be read by the naked eye.