Realized earlier this week that just tracking my methane, electricity, and water use through my #utility bills doesn't really provide enough data for me to make many changes in my usage habits.
With the billing cycle ending on the 20th, that gives me 7 days to create a benchmark for three high-use items: clothes washer, dryer, and dishwasher.
Once I have a benchmark, I can actively work to reduce my use of those particular items, and track my improvements.
Also decided it might be a good idea to add vehicle use to my tracking. I figure the easiest way to track is probably to record the number of Litres I put in the tank, when I put it in the tank. It won't be a precise as other methods, but basically treats the #gasoline as a sunk cost.
Apparently, the Ontario average is about 2,700 Litres/year (Ontario Energy Board - 2017), which works out to 225 L/month. We're about half-way through and my total so far is just under 44 L. I'll call that a good start.
Track use. Change habits. Monitor effects and continue to adjust.
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