Is it for you?

Before you invest time in this profile (it takes about 25 minutes, depending on how much of the information you have to look for), there are a few things you should know.

(1) The profile is designed for houses, townhouses, duplexes, apartments and manufactured homes that are individually metered. In the case of an apartment, the surrounding units may affect the results of a completed profile. The variance can be attributed to the energy consumption of shared equipment, such as a central heating or central water heating system. In these cases consumption cannot be divided to determine the energy consumption of the individual units they serve.

(2) The profile works best for homes heated with electricity or natural gas. A completely accurate monthly consumption profile is not possible if you heat with oil or propane, or use wood as your primary heating fuel.