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Trying to find some energy solutions home. I have very very

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trying to find some energy solutions for my home.
I have very very high energy bills but cannot get help from electric company to solve
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist. Some details are needed at this stage:

1. Can you get your KWH usage off your utility bill for the last 3 months Only the actual usage is needed --------

2. List all the electric appliances in the home. Heat? Stove?Oven?Range?Dryer? Air Conditioning?Water Heater? Well Pumps? ETC Need a list of all the big users in the home. ----------------------------------

3 How many square feet is the home? ----------------------------------------------------------

4.How many lighting fixtures in the home total? ----------------------------------------------------------

5. How many floor or table lamps? --------------------------------------------------------------

Lets start there and see where that leads, may be enough to get started Let me know and we can continue, Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3,706
4,076
3,781
all electrical appliances, pool pump, AC (3) 1 is off 2 are set at 77, 3780 sq ft. mostly recessed lights which I changed to LED.
2-3 people in home (my son is in/out) my daughter is 8.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tommy? is it possible to do this by phone. a lot to explain
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thanks.
I think we can get this by question and answer easier so we have a written record and I can go back to if needed. No need for the added cost of phone, it is additional.
But I do need the information. I understand it may be difficult, but without it, there is no way to determine anything.
I need specific lists.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Induction cooktop(new), wall oven(new), fridge(new), AC unit(new), 2 AC units are over 10yo, New Variable speed pool pump, LED lighting throughout with new ceiling fans and light fixtures, recessed lighting is original. total light fixtures (actually used regularly) aprox 20. 2 new wall mounted TV's 3 computers. 2 water heaters both electric aprox 8 years old each
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
house was built in 1992
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Ok, I may not be the one you wish to use for energy audit, let me know and I can put this back to the open board for all experts to review and pick up. Let me show some examples of the details that are needed and what is taken on each project in person on an audit.

This takes about 1- 1 1/2 hrs on site at the customers residence.

Kitchen Appliances and wattage

Oven---

Cook top----

Range----

Microwave----

Trash Compactor---

Dishwasher----

Light fixture #1----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

Light fixture #2----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

Light fixture #3----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

Multiple fixtures with the same makeup can be counted and posted once

Bedroom 1--TV, clocks. etc

Consumer product #1

Consumer product #2

Consumer product #3

Light fixture #1----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

Light fixture #2----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

Whole House Furnace #1--

Wattage---

Heat Pump or AC #1--

Wattage---

Water heater #1

Wattage--

Furnace #2--

Wattage---

Heat Pump or AC #2--

Wattage---

Water heater #2

Wattage-

Furnace #3--

Wattage---

Heat Pump or AC #3--

Wattage---

Pool Pump Size--

Cycles---

Pool Heater--

Size---

Temperature maintained---

Pool size-----

Outside lighting Light fixture #1----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

Light fixture #2----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

Light fixture #3----

Bulbs per fixture----

wattage per bulb----

As you see, the details are extremely important if usage is to be determined and cost reduction put in place. Something that consumers are mislead on also, is the LED industry.

All LED's are not created equal and some will still have a high energy usage even though they are much lower than the incandescent or CFL equivalents. It is all based on the room and the amount of time the lighting is used.

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