Considering that there are many differing types/ sizes of house in Scotland it is clear that all will use varying amounts of electricity depending on there own unique situation.
Listed below are some examples of the varying levels of electricity consumption from household to household.
1. Working Couple - 4,117
To give a comparison illustrated below is a example of a recent electricity bill for a two - person flat. The bill is for the winter period and so should be an above average quarterly consumption - as typically more lights are used during winter, we may watch more TV, make more cups of tea, etc.
24883 units - 23815 units
= 1068 kWh were used in 92 days
Approximate annual household energy consumption for three bedroom house = 4200kWh
Throughout this website it is intended to take an average annual electricity consumption of 3,880kWh.
How much do you use
In order to establish how your own electricity consumption compares with figures quoted previously you could
1. Check you own electricity
bills over the period of a year to calculate how much electricity you
use and how much it costs you.
This can help you calculate how much electricity you use in your house or individual rooms within the house - living room, kitchen, bedrooms / offices, and bathrooms.
The amount of energy a specific appliance consumes can be illustrated in the following formula:
Wattage x Hours Used Per
= (1 kilowatt (kW) = 1,000
Multiply this by the number of days you use the appliance during the year for the annual consumption.
You can then calculate the annual cost to run an appliance by multiplying the number of kWh per year used by your electricity suppliers standard electricity charge per kWh consumed, typically around 6.8p/kWh
1. If you watch TV 4 hours a day you can calculate how much electricity this will use per year.
TV Power rating = 100 Watts
x 4 hours / day x 365 days / year
2. Check how much electricity your personal computer and monitor use
Personal Computer and Monitor