Find out how you are using energy at home
- 1 October 2010
- Home Energy Centre
Discover how much power you are using and what you can do to reduce your power bill.
Conduct a simple home power audit
To minimise your energy use, start by finding out how much power you are using. Here is a simple three-step guide to measuring your energy use:
- Locate your electricity/gas meter/s and note down all the readings. (If you cannot find your meter, then call your energy supplier).
- A week later, at about the same time of day, take another reading.
- Deduct the first reading from the second reading.
Now you have a baseline figure of energy use and can start to monitor how much energy is saved from various energy saving actions you make around the home.
Alternatively you could purchase a power monitor to make power auditing and tracking easy.