The First Readings are In

OK then. It’s a week since Mr Smart Man installed our new meters, so today was the first week’s readings to check that things weren’t going mad and our usage was being read correctly.

The electricity is spot on at 21 Kwh for 7 days, exactly where it should be, and constant.
It has been interesting to see what guzzles the electricity when used, but when most are short term, it’s not horrific!
The main culprits are the kettle, cooker, microwave and washing machine.
The kettle is always at the ready, but the cooker has proven to be a good buy and economic. When the (fan) oven is running, we slip into the red for high usage as expected. If I’m just using the rings, they creep up there too, BUT when I turn them down they behave themselves, and even with 2 going for rice and curry, the usage is reasonable.
The microwave does the red dance too, but our washing machine is brilliant and low usage apart from heating the water and on spin.

The gas usage is 6 M³ this week. We’ve had the heating on as it’s been quite chilly first thing in the morning, so I expected an increase from our Summer consumption of one and a half.  In the winter, it’s around 22 to 25 a week.

All in all, I’m pleased anyway, and to be honest I don’t think we’re going to notice any difference, apart from our billing as we’re on a new tariff now which is slightly more expensive, but again the company reckon our current payments are sufficient to cover it.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to The First Readings are In

  1. SarahC says:

    Interesting how other countries do. I used to monitor online had 2 or 3 dollar days and 5 dollar on laundry day. Unable to monitor apartment

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