Learn How to Calculate Your Household Hydro Consumption

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Learn How to Calculate Your Household Hydro Consumption

Post  carry18 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:57 am

Hello Friends.....

Households should approach electrical power consumption as if it were a business, dividing their costs into two categories: fixed and variable.Fixed costs represent items that can�t be shut off or eliminated, such as the refrigerator, stove, furnace fan,etc. You must be as objective as possible when listing fixed items, as there isn�t any room for the personal comforts on this list, only the necessities. This list will become your baseline, or better yet, your power consumption goal for the household. All of the other power-consuming items in your home--lights, computers, hair dryer, etc--are your variable costs. To start reducing your monthly energy bills, focus on this list of items. Once you�ve created your two lists, you must then calculate the amount of power that each item uses. Start with the fixed costs, as these should be the easiest to calculate because their consumption should be based on a cycle. For example, a fridge may cycle an average of 4 times an hour for 5 minutes, 24 hours a day, 30 days a month, and, therefore, the calculation:

Watt hours = (4 x (5/60)) x 24 x 30 x 700 (running wattage) = 168 000 Wh or 168 KWh



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