Ok, so let me start by admitting that electricity consumption in this house is too high. But then again, by national standards, probably not. So no, I’m certainly not blowing my trumpet.
What these figures do show, however, is that any “regular” Irish or Western world family can make improvements and reduce its electricity consumption.
So here are my figures :
2005 – 6,431
2006 – 6,314
2007 – 5,023
2008 – 5,012
I think that’s a pretty good reduction over 4 years. I hope you’ll agree. I’ve also decreased our dependence on oil for heating, by installing a wood burning stove in one part of the house, reducing the reuirement for OFCH and by reducing the temperature on the thermostat, with the same result.
As Ben Stiller’s character in Starsky and Hutch would put it, “Do it !”.