We recently had a member using MyUse Energy Analyzer ask why their daily use was different from day to day. This member was out of town, had shut off most electrical equipment and the weather was similar for the days they were gone. Still, MyUse reported use ranging from 3 to 7 kwh per day.
Although we strive to read the meters at about the same time every day, the exact time may vary. One reading may reflect a 28-hour period, while the next may only reflect a 19-hour period. This time period may vary because of many things, including hardware, software or communication issues with the program we use. No system or computer is infallible.
That being said, MyUse Energy Analyzer is still a great tool for members. One of the best ways to use MyUse is to come up with a daily average for a particular month. That provides members an idea of how much energy use is costing per day.
MyUse Energy Analyzer also can help set the baseline use for the home when we are not heating and cooling. Once you know what the baseline is when you are not heating and cooling, then you can see what the costs for heating and cooling actually are.
Do you know what your baseline is?
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