To help me keep track and to hold me accountable, this year I am going to track all my utility expenses for the year. The average household uses 936 kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity and 400 gallons of water per day, while the average individual uses 250 kWh of electricity and 70-100 gallons of water – just so you have a baseline to judge against. Here is this month’s and last month’s reports:
Electric Bill & Usage – $19.54 total. I used 106 Kwh for the month, or 3.53 Kwh per day.
Sewer & Water – $7.56 total. $1.14 in water (710 gallons/month), $1.82 for sewer. $4.25 of that bill, the majority of it, is just the service fee for even having service!
Total for the month: $27.10
Electric Bill & Usage – $31.17 total. I used 221 Kwh for the month, or 7.36 Kwh per day. This was to be expected to be higher because A. I was home for the entire month and B. it was cold out!
Sewer & Water – $8.85 total. $2.02 in water (1,060 gallons/month), $2.32 for sewer. $4.25 of that bill, the majority of it, is just the service fee.
Total for the month: $40.02
My water and electric use was up because I was home for the entire month. I need to watch my water use, for sure, as I am not comfortable with it being that high. I am guessing it is because I often took a HOT shower twice a day dealing with the flu. Will definitely try to get that down to a reasonable level for February!
What do your utility bills look like? Can you reduce your consumption?
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