Energy conservation effects of continuous in-home feedback in all-electric homes
- ISSN: 00472433
Feedback devices continuously displaying electricity consumption in cents per hour in twenty-five of 101 energy-efficient, all-electric homes in Polk's Landing, Carrboro, North Carolina, were associated with an average electricity savings of 12 per cent. Homes with monitors had lower consumption in all eleven months analyzed (September 1976-July 1977), with the greatest differences in months with moderate weather and low overall consumption. This suggests that the conservation actions taken by households with monitors primarily affected energy uses other than heating and cooling.