Opinion: Gouverneur man provides his views on kilowatt usage
To the Editor:
Anyone who believes that the "average US home" consumes 572 kWh every day should be highly recommended to go back to school and learn basic math and physics. Unless you are running a giant crypto farm in your basement, the average American home is not consuming 572 kWh daily. In 2021, the average US home consumed 886 kWh per month (https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=97&t=3) which equates to 29.53333333 kWh per day (using 30 days in the month).Here is data from our 1500 sq-ft home located in the North Country. We record our monthly usage in a spreadsheet to enable us to perform
annual, monthly, and daily analysis and adjust usage as needed. Our average per day kWh usage is as follows:
2022 - 50.28443114 per day
2021 - 54.07123288 per day
2020 - 52.52328767 per day
2019 - 51.20821918 per day
2018 - 43.37260274 per day
2017 - 43.02465753 per day
2016 - 46.20821918 per day
We are also not the most efficient home as we have vintage baseboard heat and no fireplace. Annual changes are explained by life changes and aren't "zomg! Brandon!!!!".
Ignorance is a dangerous drug, but perhaps the sadder facet of all this is that the free K-12 education that every American receives does
not provide the average citizen with enough intelligence to do math.