Over the course of a week, a month or a year the total electricity usage is lower than the average residential household. However, the peak kW load may be more than average.
Tips for holiday home owners with smart meters
Holiday home owners can experience considerable increases in their line charges because of their distinctive kW load pattern. While people are staying at the property, we suggest maintaining a base warmth in the home during the day to avoid spikes in the kW load required to heat the home from a much lower temperature in the evening. We also advise having hot water and non-essential appliances on ripple control.