Automated Residence 2.0 – #47 Operating Prices For All Electrical Home & Warmth Pump in 2022 – Automated Residence

In 2022, the whole power utilized by the Automated Residence was 15.087 MWh (a mean of 41 kWh / day). That’s a 7.3% discount on final 12 months, partly because of dropping 2 of our ‘lodgers’.

Slightly below one third of that whole was utilized by our air supply warmth pump, for house heating and scorching water (4.83 MWh). This was the primary full 12 months the place we had been in a position to make the most of the work the boffins at Epitome Dwelling had achieved final Spring to make sure our Loxone constructing administration system retains the warmth pump biased to run in the course of 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 evening fee, rising the general proportion used on the Financial system 7 tariff considerably, going from 35.9% in 2021 to 44.2% in 2022.


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

Keep in mind, we don’t burn something, we purchase no gasoline, 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 publish from final 12 months.