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What is the consumption in kWh for a typical NZ home?

This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on a number of factors such as the type of house, size, number of people living in the property etc. As a very rough estimate a typical NZ home with 2 adults and 2 children would consume between 15 and 28 kWh per day.

Nevertheless large modern open plan homes with pool, aquarium and down lights can easily use between 40 and 50kWh per day with some households using as much as 60kWh of electricity per day. A highly energy-efficient home with energy efficient appliances, a net meter and solar power system can use as little as a 5 -10 kWh per day.

* (Graph resource: Energy Australia)

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