In 2022, the overall power utilized by the Automated House was 15.087 MWh (a mean of 41 kWh / day). That’s a 7.3% discount on final yr, partly on account of dropping 2 of our ‘lodgers’.
Just below one third of that complete was utilized by our air supply warmth pump, for house heating and scorching water (4.83 MWh). This was the primary full yr the place we had been capable of reap the benefits of the work the boffins at Epitome Dwelling had accomplished final Spring to make sure our Loxone constructing administration system retains the warmth pump biased to run in the course of the early hours.
We additionally continued to make use of the Delayed Begin operate on our Siemens home equipment to run the dishwasher and washer in a single day, in addition to utilizing the on-board timer to cost the EV then too.
That allowed us to maneuver extra of our power consumption into the cheaper evening price, rising the general proportion used on the Financial system 7 tariff considerably, going from 35.9% in 2021 to 44.2% in 2022.
When it comes to prices, the electrical energy unit worth will increase had been offset by the adjustments above, together with the federal government’s Vitality Worth Assure scheme, which gave us entry to an unimaginable 1.5p evening price in November and December. All meaning our £2,225 annual electrical energy invoice is 2.1% decrease than the earlier yr and we’re now utilizing nearly one quarter (26%) of the power we utilized in our earlier home.
Bear in mind, we don’t burn something, we purchase no gasoline, heating oil, coal, wooden, petrol or diesel. In order that £186 (common) is our single month-to-month invoice for all our heating and scorching water, all our cooking and washing, all our lighting and leisure plus our ‘gasoline’ for one of many Electrical automobiles.
You may learn all the small print on our system from this complete put up from final yr.
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