Friday, February 10, 2012
household energy update
It's been a few months since I updated our household energy use. The first chart if natural gas which we use for domestic hot water, cooking and sometimes heating our home. We're entering into our forth calender year of tracking this data. You'll see January is down considerably from last year which was down remarkable from the year before. In Jan 2012 we had 4 extra days in our billing cycle compared to the previous year but the average local temperature was 9 degrees warmer. Still I was impressed because we are primarily heating our home with wood so the outdoor temperature shouldn't have had that big of an effect in terms of reduced NG use.