In our view, anyone serious about cutting their energy consumption will find it helpful to measure how much they use.  By measuring and recording gas and electricity use regularly, the patterns and trends will show up.

Many people seem to be put off measuring, because of confusion about what uses the most energy and the meaning of terms like kilowatt hours (KwH). So, if you are confused, the following might help:

More hints and information:

If you haven't found it already, we would recommend iMeasure as a very useful site for recording and analysing energy consumption. Not only does it show you the pattern from week to week and year to year, but it also plots the weather so you can see how efficiently your home is heated in cold weather.

Measuring and quantifying