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Life experiments, electricity consumption
How much I've wasted electricity. Live with the sun 1/8
01: Life experiments, electricity consumption
Neither is it a message to return to the life of the primitive age, nor is it intended to beautify the lifestyle that is said to have endured the impoverished life before and during the war. Even the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, with no clear end in sight, is prolonging the unstable supply of energy and resources as an excuse to raise prices indeed.
However, with living alone as a trigger, I'm amused by the experiment as it's a good opportunity to see how much difference it makes when I review the electrical appliances that I unconsciously turn on in my daily life. Of course, if you consume less electricity, it will be good for your household budget and the global environment. I was curious to know what the minimum power consumption would be.
If you do a little research on the Internet, you'll find a steady stream of friendly reports about the average electricity bill for a single person. Combining the stories on some of these sites, it seems that the average monthly electricity bill for a person living alone in Tokyo is about 5,000 yen (Approximately 35 US$).
This time, when I started living alone, I decided to make a rule not to own or use some of the home appliances that many people take for granted in their daily lives.
First, the television. Then vacuum cleaner, lighting equipments attached to the ceiling, hair dryer, iron. One old air conditioner was already installed, but I probably don't plan to turn it on (I don't know what will happen in the middle of summer), so I unplugged it.
I use a small refrigerator, also a washing machine and I brought an old microwave and toaster from my old house. And the washing toilet seat had a new one from the beginning. Hot water and a cooking stove are gas-equipments.
In conclusion, the electricity bill for the first month was around 400 yen (Less than 3US$). 500 yen (Approximately 3.5US$) for the second month. This result surprised me a little. 1/10 of the average is enough. What have I been using the electricity bill for until now? And it's not like I'm putting up with it that much.
Okay, so I will explain how I maintain my life without some of those equipment in the following posts.