I do have another query, I was away from midday 19th December and returned at around 5 pm on 3rd January , so as my home was empty during that time I expected the usage for 20/12/2021 to 2/01/2022 to have been exactly the same but it isn’t and I would like to know why this is
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Similarly, it’s not till you switch everything else off that you’ll see what the fridge uses. This is a day in July when the only thing running was the fridge, and I presume the PVR.
That day was a total of 3.1kWh for electricity and cost me 50p.
Think you are missing the point here I only have electricity in my house and my house was uninhabited between 12 noon 19/12/21 till 5 pm 3/1/22 , so I can’t understand why all the days between wouldn’t use the same amount of electric as there would be nothing being turned on and fridge and freezer weren’t being opened
@Cefynbach I didn’t know you didn’t have gas ! The chart I showed ref my electricity was when I was on holiday - fridge shut the whole time.
I just looked this up on confused.com A fridge-freezer with an energy rating of A might use 408 kWh per year. This is just an example of course. Looks like mine’s not performing very well .
...and you’re quite right I did miss the point. What else might you have had plugged in ? Anything on standby eg for tv recording ? Security light on random ?
Fridges and freezers don't always use the same amount of electricity all the time. The compressor will start and stop periodically. This means the exact amount of electricity used each day might not be the same. What's the difference in the amount of electricity you used each day?
well I would have thought as you are an OVO person you would be apply to see what my graphs are showing.
Actually I don’t think you are even bothering to help me understand what went on
Actually Wendy I’m not an OVO person, I”m a mere OVO customer trying to help you. I can’t see anything about you at all unless you write it here.
Sorry Juliamac I didn’t realise that basically on the 13 days the house was empty the average daily usage was 2.91 kwh but when I got back and was cooking, washing, watching TV etc as normal it was only a daily average on the next 13 days was 5.87 kwh and as you can see that is only about twice as much which doesn’t seem right
2.91 kWh is only 121w for 24 hours, which isn't very much. OVO can't tell what appliances you've got that are using that electricity.
If you think your meter is wrong, this thread explains how you can check it yourself.
@juliamc didn’t realise that it showed that, just had a look and still doesn’t make sense as there is hardly any difference between before midday and after midday but just realised that actually I would have left my tv box on standby to record a few things but that would have been evening things, so surely it should have been higher than
Those days when you were away and your average use per day you say is 2.91 kWh sound like that’s just the fridge (compared to my 3.10kWh for my fridge that is). I don’t think TV stuff uses much energy, so probably wouldn’t have registered on the graph.