Ever caught yourself wondering how much the average Australia household electricity bill is? We often see consumers asking this question online to their digital communities, so today we thought we’d provide some clarity on the subject!
It’s important to know that there are varying types of households across Australia, and each one has their own set of energy needs.
According to Red Energy (Australian award winning energy retailer), the main factors that affect typical energy consumption include:
Household A is a standalone suburban home occupied by a family of two parents and two children. They only use electric energy for hot water (25% of energy usage), heating and cooling (38%), cooking (4%), lighting (7%), a dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, three computers, two TVs and a swimming pool. They have no alternative energy source.
Household A consumes just over 15,000 kWh of electricity per year, or 41 kWh per day.
Bathrooms use a lot of electricity, especially when the hot water heater stays on 24/7. Add to that radiant heating, electric underfloor heating, heat lamps and heated towel rails, and your electricity bill can easily skyrocket.
Household B is a standalone suburban house, occupied by a couple in their mid-30s. They also use only electric energy. Household B’s energy usage includes electric hot water, temperature control, cooking, dishwasher, clothes dryer and a TV.
Household B consumes approximately 8,300 kWh of electricity per year, or 23 kWh per day. Household B has fewer occupants than Household A, which results in fewer appliances. They also have no pool with pumps that use electricity.
Household C is a city apartment that is home to a couple with a small child. They use gas for hot water, cooking and heating. They use electricity to run the dishwasher, clothes dryer, three computers, an LCD TV and air conditioning.
Household C consumes 5,000 kWh per year or approximately 13.7 kWh per day. The cost of gas for hot water, heating and cooking is added to their electricity costs to achieve a total energy bill.
Household D is a single retiree also in a city apartment. Like Household C, she also uses a mix of electricity to run her appliances and gas for hot water, heating and cooking. Her electric usage supplies her dishwasher, clothes dryer, air conditioning, computer and plasma TV.
Household D uses approximately 2,500 kWh per year or 7 kWh per day. The cost of gas for hot water, heating and cooking is added to their electricity costs to achieve a total energy bill.
From the examples above, you may now be wondering how much electricity costs per month. At Auscan we have prepared the following ways so that you can learn more about your household’s electric consumption:
A home energy audit can assist in finding a range of common energy problems in your home. An expert electrician can identify areas in your home that are the biggest energy drainers, helping you and your family to prioritise improvements for your home.
A professional energy audit can help save on electricity and energy in your home, while not only making your home more comfortable and helping to increase your property’s resale value. To find out more about how our Auscan Services electricians can help you with energy efficiency in the home, contact us today!