July 13, 2024
Automated House 2.0 – #47 Working Prices For All Electrical Home & Warmth Pump in 2022 – Automated House

In 2022, the entire power utilized by the Automated House was 15.087 MWh (a median of 41 kWh / day). That’s a 7.3% discount on final 12 months, partly as a consequence of shedding 2 of our ‘lodgers’.

Just below one third of that whole was utilized by our air supply warmth pump, for area heating and scorching water (4.83 MWh). This was the primary full 12 months the place we have been capable of make the most of the work the boffins at Epitome Dwelling had finished final Spring to make sure our Loxone constructing administration system retains the warmth pump biased to run through the early hours.

We additionally continued to make use of the Delayed Begin perform on our Siemens home equipment to run the dishwasher and washer in a single day, in addition to utilizing the on-board timer to cost the EV then too.

That allowed us to maneuver extra of our power consumption into the cheaper night time fee, rising the general proportion used on the Financial system 7 tariff considerably, going from 35.9% in 2021 to 44.2% in 2022.

Prices

By way of prices, the electrical energy unit value will increase have been offset by the modifications above, together with the federal government’s Vitality Value Assure scheme, which gave us entry to an unimaginable 1.5p night time fee in November and December. All meaning our £2,225 annual electrical energy invoice is 2.1% decrease than the earlier 12 months and we’re now utilizing nearly one quarter (26%) of the power we utilized in our earlier home.

Keep in mind, we don’t burn something, we purchase no fuel, heating oil, coal, wooden, petrol or diesel. In order that £186 (common) is our single month-to-month invoice for all our heating and scorching water, all our cooking and washing, all our lighting and leisure plus our ‘gas’ for one of many Electrical vehicles.

You may learn all the small print on our system from this complete submit from final 12 months.