I live in a 2 BR/2 BA apartment in Guadalajara with 2 kids who are almost never here. Except for a 21-year old Samsung microwave that is still going strong, all our appliances are relatively new energy saving models.
2 computers, 3 ceiling fans on most of the day 7 days a week. 3 TVs, one usually running. Brand new electric water pump. No dishwasher or electric heaters. We almost never use the toaster or coffee pot. The place is sunny so we use lights only briefly in the bathrooms during the day.
I peeked at the stack of electric bills for the building yesterday. The highest was around 750 pesos for the last bimester. Mine was -- gasp! -- 1,700 pesos.
My computer wizard says that a computer uses almost as much current as a TV. I work online all day.
But still... gosh!
(This post was edited by song_of_joy on Jun 16, 2006, 6:23 PM)