Monday, September 24, 2007

Electricity Challenge - Update 3

Woo Hoo! We had a better week this week.

Here's a quick summary of our average daily usage over the past 4 weeks:

Wk1 18.45
Wk2 15.68
Wk3 19.01
Wk4 14.45

I am SO excited!!!! Can't wait until the kids get home and see this! I slept in a bit this morning (which was much needed) so the reading wasn't done before they left for school.

To be honest, I was expecting it to be a little lower this week. There were a few days when the kids weren't home due to DH and I both being sick. I didn't do any baking and there were a few less meals cooked.

Then again, there were other factors due to us being ill that could have affected things in the opposite direction. Like DH being home more than usual and the TV running more. We *could* have resorted to using the dryer with all the washing we had but didn't.

So, all in all, I'm just feeling darn proud of our efforts! :-)

I got up this morning to no-one being home (DH and DS out checking sheep) and as I walked through the house there was only 1 light I needed to turn off!!!! That is a minor miracle because usually there are half a dozen. LOL.

Hot Water usage is also looking good:

Wk1 3.8
Wk2 2.6
Wk3 3.4
Wk4 2.1

I intend to continue on with my "electricity audit" this week. It'll be interesting to see what else I can learn about our electricity usage. :-)


Ali said...

what great results, that's good that your're proud!!

Kin said...

That is Awesome! I bet the kids will be excited!

Precious_1 said...

Thats great!! The kids will be stoked I'm sure.

I keep forgetting to read ours lol I guess I'd better put it on my routine somewhere

Kelley said...

Fantastic job!!! I am just concentrating on turning off the lights after my menagerie, can't face checking how much power is used each day just yet :)
How did the kids react?

lightening said...

Kids just got home from school. 9 year old said "awesome" and gave me a "high 10". Then asked how much money that means we've saved. LOL. He's very *aware* of money. :-)

6 year old was happy but got frustrated when she couldn't understand the chart as well as her big brother. I MUST make up the graph I've been meaning to.

Kez said...

Woohoo - well done!

emma.jean said...

Well done, Jodi. Love the way you've involved the kids in the whole process. :)