Thursday, August 9, 2012

Residential Energy Base Load

How much of your utility bill dollars go to heating & cooling? Here's an easy way to figure it out.

Residential Base Load Calculation

To figure out your base load, you’ll need your electric and/or gas bills (if your home uses gas). Several years’ worth of bills is best, but if you only have one year you can still figure it out. For each year, take the lowest three bills you have, add them together, and divide by three. This is your base load energy cost.
To calculate how much you’re spending on heating and cooling, simply multiply your base energy consumption times 12, then subtract that total amount from your total energy bills. The remainder is the amount you spend to heat and cool your home.

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