The calculator uses National Energy Efficiency Database (NEED) data for 2013 (data published June 2015) to show the average electricity and gas usage for a specific type of property. You can use it to see how your actual annual energy consumption compares to the average. The database currently covers England and Wales. For some combinations of property details there may be no data available; in this case chose the closest property match to your home.
We have added an indication of energy prices based on standard rather than economy 7 tariff’s. Actual prices will depend on your supplier and tariff.
You can find your energy usage in kWh on your annual energy statement provided by your energy supplier. Your latest bill should also contain an estimate usage for the last 12 months.
Enter your property details and then press the calculate button to see
the average energy data for your type of property.
So what do you do next?
If your energy consumption is above average then there are a number of things you can consider doing. These include:
- Improving insulation in your home to reduce gas bills
- Choose energy efficient electrical appliances and LED light bulbs
- Reducing the price you pay for your energy by finding a better deal with a new supplier
- Invest in solar pv panels to generate your own electricity
Reducing your energy usage is a great place to start. With a combination of measures it is possible to reduce consumption by 20% or more. See Ten Steps To Saving £1,000 On Our Gas Bill as an example. For other ideas, take a look at some of our recent articles: