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    Some baller houses in this thread no doubt.
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    Our datapoint:

    1100ft2 bungalow. ~375 kw when we are away (so fridge, freezer, etc. loads)

    We are 660-775kw when home. Occasionally more in the winter. 2 adults, no kids, home office, 1 full time TV, and the hottub.

    We've been slowly converting to energy efficient as best we can.
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    400 kw. On a side note: I only got dinged $20/month for the stormwater management fee, which is the same as the sewer line.
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    Mine is between 400-500 kw most months (May was 400)... it goes up to about 600 in July/August if it's hot outside and both my small AC units are running all the time.

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    In my Condo. 712 SQ. I use a average of 85KW.
    It goes up a bit in the summer as I use my AC. But the bill more or less stays the samish. I use about $4/$6 worth of electricity. Most of it is used by the fridge. The rest is all fee's.

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    Yeah, they are really screwing me over at 25$ a month all-in
    Not relevant as you're in BC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    Furnace and HRV motors are DC. Not sure about the rest, but I suspect they are DC as well.

    AC motors will break the bank.
    Did you happen to install those DC motors for your furnance yourself?

    I measured my AC furnance which is left on 24/7 because of the HRV and my electric water heater.
    Based on the average of the last few days :

    Furnace = ~440kWh/month
    Water Heater = ~600kWh/month

    Over 75% of my electricity cost. Probably time to make some modifications that wouldn't take me too long to recoupe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ????? View Post
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    Did you happen to install those DC motors for your furnance yourself?

    I measured my AC furnance which is left on 24/7 because of the HRV and my electric water heater.
    Based on the average of the last few days :

    Furnace = ~440kWh/month
    Water Heater = ~600kWh/month

    Over 75% of my electricity cost. Probably time to make some modifications that wouldn't take me too long to recoupe.
    Nope. It was standard on my furnace. I had to replace one out of warranty and with labour it was $1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ????? View Post
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    Did you happen to install those DC motors for your furnance yourself?

    I measured my AC furnance which is left on 24/7 because of the HRV and my electric water heater.
    Based on the average of the last few days :

    Furnace = ~440kWh/month
    Water Heater = ~600kWh/month

    Over 75% of my electricity cost. Probably time to make some modifications that wouldn't take me too long to recoupe.
    if you're a DIY guy, look into this furnace motor as a replacement:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Mars-10860-Azu...gateway&sr=8-1

    From what i've read it's very easy to install yourself. lots of videos on youtube how to do it.

    Haven't done it myself but i will if/when my current original motor from 1989 dies.

    EDIT: couple of good links discussing the motor
    https://forums.redflagdeals.com/ecm-...its-2036127/2/
    https://thelazycouple.com/give-your-...nd-9b7bfb4f8ea
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    I dunno how benyl's is that low. My house is smaller and has less shit.

    kwh.jpg

    Although I do remember when I first installed my UPS's, had a spike in usage. Wonder if that's what's doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    if you're a DIY guy, look into this furnace motor as a replacement:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Mars-10860-Azu...gateway&sr=8-1

    From what i've read it's very easy to install yourself. lots of videos on youtube how to do it.

    Haven't done it myself but i will if/when my current original motor from 1989 dies.

    EDIT: couple of good links discussing the motor
    https://forums.redflagdeals.com/ecm-...its-2036127/2/
    https://thelazycouple.com/give-your-...nd-9b7bfb4f8ea
    Thats the one I'm looking at swapping to. Cost seems reasonable and I can probably make up for it in about a year.

    If I don't update with the results I've probably electrocuted myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I dunno how benyl's is that low. My house is smaller and has less shit.

    kwh.jpg

    Although I do remember when I first installed my UPS's, had a spike in usage. Wonder if that's what's doing it.
    That seems insane! Electric HW tank? Hot tub? Crypto mining operation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ????? View Post
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    Thats the one I'm looking at swapping to. Cost seems reasonable and I can probably make up for it in about a year.

    If I don't update with the results I've probably electrocuted myself.
    How did you measure your current fan's usage? I'm curious how much mine uses and if i would save money long term if i swapped to one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    How did you measure your current fan's usage? I'm curious how much mine uses and if i would save money long term if i swapped to one of these.
    I got one of these and I have an extra one I'll be returning if you're interested.
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B014W3D1OC/

    I think It'll depend on how often your fan operates. You'll save money but you'll have to factor in the recovery cost for the motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by you&me View Post
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    That seems insane! Electric HW tank? Hot tub? Crypto mining operation?
    No to all haha. Really the only thing out of the ordinary is UPS in about 6 or 7 locations through the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ????? View Post
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    I got one of these and I have an extra one I'll be returning if you're interested.
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B014W3D1OC/

    I think It'll depend on how often your fan operates. You'll save money but you'll have to factor in the recovery cost for the motor.
    Hmm i have a multimeter somewhere in my garage, i'll have to dust it off and try and remember how to use it to measure wattage.

    I run my fan 24/7 in the summer (recommendation from my A/C installer) so should be a pretty easy calculation to figure out how much it costs me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    Hmm i have a multimeter somewhere in my garage, i'll have to dust it off and try and remember how to use it to measure wattage.

    I run my fan 24/7 in the summer (recommendation from my A/C installer) so should be a pretty easy calculation to figure out how much it costs me.
    Swapped the Mars in this evening. Pretty stright forward.

    Took about 2 hours which was longer than I expected. My 2 year old was helping and ended up hiding some screws inside the induction blower through the vent hole and took me a while to find.

    I haven't set up the continuous low power run yet but matching the existing med/high setting of the PSC motor it's running ~200 watts less.
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    Well, confirmed it’s my UPS’s. Of my 1200kwh usage last month, 450kwh is attributed to UPS idling. Another 200kwh is used by network gear, NAS, and satellite receivers in the mechanical room.

    Yea, these old UPS’s draw 100W with nothing plugged in and not charging the battery lol. I’d replace the UPS’s but electricity is so cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Well, confirmed it’s my UPS’s. Of my 1200kwh usage last month, 450kwh is attributed to UPS idling. Another 200kwh is used by network gear, NAS, and satellite receivers in the mechanical room.

    Yea, these old UPS’s draw 100W with nothing plugged in and not charging the battery lol. I’d replace the UPS’s but electricity is so cheap.
    Shit I'd better check mine. I only have one but still.

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