In one month we will have owned the Breton house 5 years - time flies as they say
I have just had occasion to read the meter and transmit the result to EDF which gives me some pause for reflection on our energy use.
When we bought the place we had the supply upgraded and so a new meter was installed starting at “0”; the current reading is as near as makes no difference 15000kWh or 3000kWh per year. That is for everything - heating, lighting, cooking and entertainment.
That actually seems quite a lot to me - given that we are only here maybe 7 weeks of the year max.
The average use in the UK for “medium” usage (irritatingly without qualification) is 12,000kWh of gas and a further 3100kWh for electricity.
Selectra has some distinctly questionable figures of nearly 27,000kWh for electricity for a 180m2 house and maybe another 20,000kWh for gas - perhaps, as they are averages, these should be added together. There again as a lot of houses in France do not have gas, maybe not (oops, I just actually read the notes - gas figures are for homes with gas heating/HW so not to be added to the 27,000kWh but to some, unspecified, lower figure).
Any other 2nd home owners have figures they are willing to share - we’re 150m2 (officially but i think the estate agent got it wrong and we’re a bit bigger), 4 bed, 60cm stone walls with internal 50mm polystyrene (plaque double) insulation and pretty open plan, oh and double glazing.
I’m aware we’ve discussed this before but could not find a good thread to append a new post.