Well- These just Est Averages- Good Enuf for Gov't work !
-1,000 Sq ft ranch home, that The Wife and I remodled as our Retirement cottage Home on a Lake in Wi. , on Winter wknds, while still working our last 2 yrs..in the City of Chicago area during the week.
-But 3.5" Foam Insulated Walls,( R 24) , Double Insulated Windows and Doors! and 8" -R 56 Foam Insulated Attic! + Electronic Air Cleaner as well as Last yr, we R&R all Lighting to use LED lights now .( Our State of Wi. Provided Energy Refunds of upto $100 per yr to R&R Our Lighting/Lite Bulbs) & a 100% Tax deduction from State Taxes on any excess! and for our New Heating system , Insulating our Home, Walls, Windows and Doors..all 100% Tax Deductable ( ave -25% savings)
-*I also Installed a Small 250 whr Solar panel! and a *NG On Demand HWH ( Hot water Heater) with a $200 State Refund adn 150% tax Deduction on the bal .
-the Hse Used to use the ave of 547 kw a Mo. ( $80 mo) in winter & ave $70 mo in *NG heating.. *NG = Nat Gas
-It now uses less than the ave of 25% of that for both Electric and NG..
1-Our Electricity In Wi. cost the ave of 0.146 cents per KWhr! not 0.07 cents kwhr
2-In summer cost 0.17 cents kwhr! 5 mos of the yr. and 0.13 kwhr the other 7 mos a yr .Thus the ave of 0.146 cents per KWHr for the yrly ave.
3- During our Heating season, On Average- Our Blower motor on our Furnance runs only for 4 min every ave of 20 min. x3 per hour = 12 min an hour.. Ave out to @ x 24 hrs = 288 min per 24 hr day by 60 min = 4.8 hrs every 24 hrs . 3 of the 6 mos a heating season it only runs the ave of 2x per hour and during the coldest months or 3 mos a yr, it runs the full 3x per hour.
4- But for Simplicity and at the MAX usage, using the 3x per hour / 5 hrs per 24 hr day !
5. Using 300 watts per hour for our Furnance Blower motor for our 1,000 Sq ft Home x 5 hrs a day = 1,500 watt hr useage = 1.5 KWhr a day x 0.146 cents kwhr ? = to about 0.75 cents a day use x 30 days mo = 22.5 kwhrs x 0.146 = $3.30 a month
If you run your Blower Fan 24/7? You should be running one that runs at least 75% Slower speed ( CFM)
If uses like ours of 300 watts Hr Blower? x 25% use speed = 75 whr Or needing only 25% of the 100% CFM needed to keep the air circulated.. If your home needs More? You need a New and larger Blower Motor to push More CFM ! so it can run at 25% Speed vs 100% Speed. 25% of 500 = 125 whr useage..
x 24 hrs? be about 3kwhr a 24 hr day use x our CPKWhr of 0.146 = 0.44 cents a day cost or about $13.00 US a Month cost.
Using a HYBRID 1 KW Electric & Pellet wood Heating Furnance ( we get the Pellets for free from our Township. 6 x 60 lbs bags = 360 lbs a season, 1-60 lb bag in a Feeder , using the ave of 2 lbs per day ) with a 24 hr blower fan system that feeds the (Sealed ) Air Ducts , that uses 25 watts an hour = 600 watts per 24 hr day ! Just to keep the Heated air circulating thru-out the house and Attached Single Car Garage! at ave 68 degrees Temps, 24 hr day!
*I got the Small Solar panel system Used from a Business that R&R theirs and they got bigger one's and cost me Nothing ! Did cost me $200 to hire 2 guys to Install it on my South side Garage Roof. Took them about 1.5 hrs to do it plus the wife made them 2 Sandwhiches and 2 Beers ! and a Piece of Homemade Apple Pie /Ala-mode during the Spring ..
You can buy Used Solar Panels if you search around and save -50% or more ! Alot of Businesses buy smaller ones to test them and tax deduct the costs and give them away as well !
and, Last but not least! We bought Sotck in the 2 utility co.'s here ( WEC and LNT) when we moved up herto retire in 2003 and their Dividends alone more than pay for our Utility bills and then some ! and housing cost only 40% as much as it did in Illinois( Chicagoland area)
Eversince Wi. Became a Republican State, they want to Attract (and Keep) Middle and Upper Income Residents to stay in Wi. ! Getting alot of us Illinoians to move up here to retire! and its working! over 55% of Homes are owned by Former Illinoisians Like us ! and over 85% of the Summer Homes area as well !
Hope some of this helps, someone else!