The usage was about 17 kilowatt-hours per day during this period, contrasting with just over 5 daily in the summer. That seemed high to me at first blush, but I do have three separate heaters running right now:
- A radiator in the bathroom primarily to keep the washing machine from freezing
- The warming box under the house for the water systems
- An electrical cable in the well hose to protect the water pump itself
My original budget all those years ago was for about 2500kr per year on electricity. It looks like I was half right; my usage for 2009 was about 5000kr. I'd like to cut down on this electrical usage going forward. There may well be a lot of wasted heat I could avoid next winter. Can I turn down the thermostats? Is there another way to protect the washing machine? I'll be looking into all the ways I can save a watt or two.