Is this electrical usage too high?

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saberahmed786
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I can't tell if this electrical usage is too high? I live in a 1 bed apartment (on an internship in a city far up north) and I really don't use much electricity. I don't turn on the heating (an extra hoody is more than enough) and am not home between 8 am to 6 pm.

I do use my PS4, charge a laptop, run a tv. The cooker is electric also.

My usage was 588 kWh for a month. I don't know if that is really high or not?
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(Original post by saberahmed786)
I can't tell if this electrical usage is too high? I live in a 1 bed apartment (on an internship in a city far up north) and I really don't use much electricity. I don't turn on the heating (an extra hoody is more than enough) and am not home between 8 am to 6 pm.

I do use my PS4, charge a laptop, run a tv. The cooker is electric also.

My usage was 588 kWh for a month. I don't know if that is really high or not?
That seems very high. My average monthly electricity usage for 2015 was about 380 KWh, varying from a high of 464 KWh in January down to a low of 255KWh when I went on holiday. That is for a four-bedroom house with two occupants with gas central heating and electric heating.

I suggest you check for appliances left running and for high wattage light bulbs.
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Agree with above, it seems far too high. Ours averages at about 700-800kwh and we're an 8 bed house.
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LMAO 588 o_o
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From that list, the item that would make consumption high is the cooker.


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If it's got an old style large electric hot water tank with an immersion make sure it's not running it all day.
usually you'd have a day/night rate meter if you've got one of those - and it should be running at night only for the cheap rate.
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Switch off everything electrical at the plug/mains and look at the meter again. If it's still running, then you either have a faulty appliance, something using electricity that you aren't aware of or a faulty meter.
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