Energy Consumption of an Average Household

Posted on January 30, 2018

Let's look at the energy consumption of an average household with two adults and two kids. 

What's using power?

  • Hot Water
  • Heating & Cooling
  • 2 Plasma TV's
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking
  • Swimming Pool
  • 3 Computers
  • Washer / Dryer

Do you know your energy consumption?

  • Heating & Cooling — 15.6 kW /day
  • Water Heating — 10.3 kW /day
  • Fridges / Freezers — 2.9 kW /day
  • Lighting — 2.9 kW /day

So what does it cost me?

A typical household uses approximately 41 kWh/day. It costs them $9.01/day and $150/month.

What does a 5kW solar system mean? 

a 5 kW solar system uses 18 solar panels and will generate approximately 20 kWh/day.

Should I have battery energy storage?

Battery storage enables you to power your house at night from the solar energy generated during the day by the sun. 

Let's discuss if a solar and battery storage solution is worthwhile for your family.