Have you ever wondered how much electricity your family uses compared to your neighbours? Are you keeping your energy consumption down as much as the Jones next door? What about your re-purpose, reuse, recycle, energy saving friends in the next street? Aren’t you the tiniest bit curious as to how you’d rate among others in the neighbourhood?
In case you are … here is a link to an Aust. Gov. electricity usage page (Compare My Suburb Electricity) … you enter your postcode and the number of people living in your home and it calculates and then reports on the electricity consumption averages for your suburb. The Results Page is presented in kWhs giving your suburb’s averages per day for Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer and an Annual average per day. The Page also reports on your suburb’s total average kWh’s for Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.
Note: It might be handy to have your last bill to compare all the kWh’s and also be aware that the Page does not take into consideration whether the people in your household are male or female, baby or teenager, FIFO or unemployed. However, if you’re keen on making a point to your teenage son who leaves lights on behind him, uses the dryer in summer, is Gaming until about 11 pm most nights, takes forever to decide what to take out of the fridge and then changes his mind … you’ll find this little link very useful!