Lately with the help of the monthly reports, I’ve seen my average wattage increasing. I have not increased my usage on anything. In fact I’m always looking at cutting more. Through using the app I already knew my fridge accounts for 39% to 54% of my monthly bill. That is where I started to dive a bit deeper…
In the app I flipped through the different months and noticed a trend of increasing use. Here it is summarized.
Comparing a lower month - February, with a higher use month - June, it’s becoming shocking!
Unfortunately I can’t show even worse months July and August because total time on is not displayed.
So, I was wondering, it this type of increase typical during hotter months, because it actually is hotter in the house? That would make sense. I don’t have A/C, but it really hasn’t got much hotter than 85 degrees inside.
Or does this mean the fridge is failing and having to work harder? I’ve looked at new fridges and their estimated annual use is usually less than 700 kWh.