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 the most recent and last month’s reports:
Electric Bill & Usage – $28.69 total. I used 199 Kwh for the month, or 6.63 Kwh per day. Not bad.
Sewer & Water – $10.01 total. $2.57 in water (1,350 gallons/month), $2.84 for sewer. $4.25 service fee, $.35 meter read fee. I gotta get this water usage down a little bit, as it bothers me that I use 1,350 gallons every month!
Total for the month: $38.70
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
What do your utility bills look like? Can you reduce your consumption? I think keeping track can help you to use less and of course spend less. Care to start tracking yours too and reporting back every month?
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