[Consumption Guide Instructions]
Consumption Guide Instructions
The aim of the consumption guide is to illustrate where and how you use electricity in the home. It is aimed to help illustrate where most of your money goes and where it could possibly be saved.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to fill in the spreadsheet.
The guide has been broken down into individual rooms so that you can calculate how much electricity is used in individual rooms in the house. These totals can be added together to give a guide to the total electricity consumption in your home. Begin with whichever room you prefer, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom / Office, Bathroom or the rest of the house.
You need only to write in the white boxes
1. In the first column there
is a list of the most common electrical appliances in particular rooms
in your house.
From the inputted data you can see how many kWh that you are using on an average day. The total at the bottom tells how much electricity in total the room uses during a typical year.
If you have an appliance not listed in the guide the wattage of an appliance can usually be found stamped on the bottom or back of the appliance, or on its "nameplate". However, this is not always as straightforward as perhaps it ought to be! The wattage listed is the maximum power drawn by the appliance. Since many appliances have a range of settings (for example, the volume on a radio), the actual amount of power consumed depends on the setting used at any one time.
If you can find the number
of watts (W) - all well and good - if not look for A (amps) and V (voltage),
multiply these two numbers together, and you will have watts.