I only include household gas and electric in these numbers, primarily because I keep forgetting to record gas for my car (you’d think that by only filling up once or twice a month I’d remember, but you’d be wrong), and I haven’t included consumer spending – because I just don’t buy anything other than groceries and one meal out per week.
So, here are the two utilities:
The months listed are the months when I received the bills. I have taken the Average Annual American Household (AAAH) figures (when those were the figures given) and divided by 12 for the numbers to beat.
The AAAH uses 917 units per month for electricity.
January: My January reading of 490 kwh was…
…UP 146 kwh from previous month.
…down 46.56% from the national average.
…down 8.57% from my own usage 12 months ago.
Seven-Month Usage: My usage for July-January was 2,523 kwh. This is…
…down 3,896 kwh, or 60.69% from the national average
…down 1,013 kwh, or 40.15% from my own usage during the same time period last year.
The AAAH uses 83.33 per month for household gas.
January: 89.3 therms. This is UP 7.16% from the national average.
Seven-Month Usage: My usage for July-January was 179.5 therms. This is down 403.8 therms, or 69.22% from the national average.