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. I count the numbers during the month I receive them. Below are those received in the month of May.
The AAAH uses 917 units per month for electricity.
May: My May reading of 179 kwh was…
…down 80.48% (738 kwh) from the national average.
…down 101.68% (182 kwh) from my own usage 12 months ago.
…my lowest electrical usage month since I began R4A.
My eleven-month electrical usage (for July-May) was 3,649 kwh. This is…
…down 63.83%, or 6,438 kwh from the national average
…down 45.41%, or 1,475 kwh from my own usage during the same months 12 months prior.
The AAAH uses 83.33 per month for household gas.
May: 7.1 therms. This is down 91.48% from the national average, and down 10.3 therms from the previous month.
Eleven-Month Usage: My usage for July-May was 411.10 therms. This is down 505.57 therms, or 55.15% from the national average. This puts me at an average monthly therm usage of 37.37
The Average American uses 100 gallons of water per day. A 90% reduction would be 10 gallons of water usage per day. I get my water bill every quarter.
May: This bill was for 88 days, and listed my usage for the period as 3,000 gallons. This is 5,800 gallons or 65.91% less than the average individual. Finally my reduction efforts are starting to show!
Four Quarterly Bills: My usage for the last four quarterly bills was 21,750 gallons. The “Average American” would have used 38,600 gallons, so my usage was 16,850 gallons less than the Average. This is a decrease of 43.65%.