Brent Shapiro
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Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Nicholas 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

I know that this is not a forum for personal electrical questions, but I have a really strange situation going on. I took occupancy about three months ago of a small two family home, one unit per…Continue

 

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John Nicholas replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Check out the DHW unit.  What temperature is the water entering and leaving the unit?  How old is the unit? What shape is it in?  If your temperature leaving the unit is over 120, you have some of the usage.  Get it turned back…"
11 hours ago
Brent Shapiro replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"With regard to the outside lighting - zero outside lighting, in fact the lighting in the basement as well as for the exterior outlets and lights doesn't work, I am thinking that it was never re-wired into the panels possibly when they merged…"
13 hours ago
Jason Raddenbach replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Brent, The fridge would be easy to isolate. You can borrow a Kill A Watt Meter from your local library and put it on anything with a plug. Most libraries have those to lend."
19 hours ago
Mick Lane replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"My inclination would be to start with the water heater and the refrigerators.  You are looking for a 4 kW load. or more.  That could be a water heater with a water leak, or a refrigerator that isn't working well.  Also, some…"
20 hours ago
Brennan Less replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"What about a hot water plumbing leak? I would expect on the order of 5,000 kWh per year with typical usage on an electric tank water heater. But if there's a plumbing leak, then who knows...Also check for hidden electric resistance heat, in…"
20 hours ago
Jason Raddenbach replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Did you try unplugging everything in both floors and then looking at the meter to see if it spins when there is no load on the outlets at all?"
22 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Brent Shapiro
"Hi Brent, Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for…"
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Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.

I know that this is not a forum for personal electrical questions, but I have a really strange situation going on. I took occupancy about three months ago of a small two family home, one unit per floor. No utilities had been active or turned on in the premises for almost a whole year prior, due to the house was unoccupied.The building has: 2 Utica Boiler gas boilers (which have been off at the breakers, I didn't use the heat once)1 40 gallon Bradford White water heater (electric) not currently…See More
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At 9:36am on June 20, 2017, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Brent,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.

Started by Brent Shapiro in General Forum. Last reply by John Nicholas 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

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John Nicholas replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"Check out the DHW unit.  What temperature is the water entering and leaving the unit?…"
11 hours ago
Brent Shapiro replied to Brent Shapiro's discussion Investigating 3257KWH monthly usage issue.
"With regard to the outside lighting - zero outside lighting, in fact the lighting in the basement…"
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