Home Electricity Usage Monitor

Re: Home Electricity Usage Monitor

PostBy: OldAA130 On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:48 pm

Been busy the last week...

Getting back to this, the Mrs. did no more baking than she ever does. The stove gets a lot of usage but it always has. In fact, she cooks much less now than in previous years due to the new full time job she has. Another thing, the TACO 11 pump runs 24/7 from early october to late june and has done so for the last three years in a row.

I'm planning on buying the kill a watt device to try it out. The cost is low enough that it can't hurt. I just have to get to town to pick one up.

Thanks everyone for your input.

Now I've got a new challenge... I just picked up a Mark III last evening. Looking at chimney pipe now...

Thanks everyone for you input. Once I start looking at this closer I will let y'all know what I find.

Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130

Re: Home Electricity Usage Monitor

PostBy: steamup On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:50 pm

Taco 011 pump running 24/7 would be $15 to $20 a month.

Are you on a well? If so, look for leaking toilets/faucets. Big energy wasters as you don't know how much the well pump runs to keep up.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice