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Jack_in_VA
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join:2007-11-26
North, VA
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reply to Cho Baka

Re: got my smart meter today

said by Cho Baka:

said by Jack_in_VA:

Those 100+ degrees really are hard to handle. So far we are hovering a little under 100 here. My June 15 to July 17 usage was 33 kW/day.

Consumption of electric power is typically billed in kW/h. Is this what you are referring to?
It seems like your units are a little mixed up.

My mistake. It's 33 kWh/day usage.

scooper

join:2000-07-11
Youngsville, NC
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I could only wish my usage was that low !

In these hot summer days, I'm running around 100 KWHr / day . I am running a pool pump about 9 hours per day as well.



Jack_in_VA
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said by scooper:

I could only wish my usage was that low !

In these hot summer days, I'm running around 100 KWHr / day . I am running a pool pump about 9 hours per day as well.

A big part of it is I don't have a pool pump. that is expensive to operate.

scooper

join:2000-07-11
Youngsville, NC
kudos:2

Actually - just did a check - that 1.5 HP pool pump has a steady power draw of about 1 kw. I think what really kills me in comparison to you is
A. Larger house (2400 sq feet that is heated / cooled)
B. 4 Ton 12 SEER Trane heat pump. (installed in 1997).
C. I do use my programmable thermostat - set to 72 while we're sleeping, and 75 when we're up.

We both probably have electric tank water heaters, same number of residents (2).

Laundry day - last sunday we used 160 KWHr (electric dryer) (and that was "only" 4 loads).


iknow
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join:2012-03-25

said by scooper:

Actually - just did a check - that 1.5 HP pool pump has a steady power draw of about 1 kw. I think what really kills me in comparison to you is
A. Larger house (2400 sq feet that is heated / cooled)
B. 4 Ton 12 SEER Trane heat pump. (installed in 1997).
C. I do use my programmable thermostat - set to 72 while we're sleeping, and 75 when we're up.

We both probably have electric tank water heaters, same number of residents (2).

Laundry day - last sunday we used 160 KWHr (electric dryer) (and that was "only" 4 loads).

i've found 6 hours a day for a pool pump to be quite satisfactory, you can install better insulation in your house and save money there too. if you can get natural gas, switch the range, water heater, and dryer to gas.


chamberc
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join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
reply to Jack_in_VA

said by Jack_in_VA:

said by Cho Baka:

said by Jack_in_VA:

Those 100+ degrees really are hard to handle. So far we are hovering a little under 100 here. My June 15 to July 17 usage was 33 kW/day.

Consumption of electric power is typically billed in kW/h. Is this what you are referring to?
It seems like your units are a little mixed up.

My mistake. It's 33 kWh/day usage.

You've got to be kidding me. I have 2 14 seer units installed in 2008 & 2009, no pool, 3100 sq ft:

Here is my recent usage:

07/17/2012 104.923
07/18/2012 110.377
07/19/2012 107.707
07/20/2012 104.899
07/21/2012 120.664
07/22/2012 120.946
07/23/2012 100.564
07/24/2012 105.094
07/25/2012 111.414

Temps have been in the high 90's/low 100's. Thank goodness prices are around $0.08 kw/hr...

guppy_fish
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Lakeland, FL
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reply to scooper

said by scooper:

Actually - just did a check - that 1.5 HP pool pump has a steady power draw of about 1 kw.

Its closer to 2.2kwh for a 1.5HP pump

»www.ecopumpmotors.com/pool-pump-···ews.html

First 1HP with 100% efficiency is 745 watts, but pool motors are far from being 100% efficient, closer to 50% at best.

Next, most pools don't need more than 3/4 HP. its all to common that installer just slap in an over sized motor

»www.energysavers.gov/your_home/w···ic=13290