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A Home Energy Monitor

Your Help To Reduce Electricity Usage At Home


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One of the best ways to begin saving energy in your home is to install a home energy monitor so you can actually see how much energy you are using and what appliances draw the most electricity in your home.

The main premise is simple: it's much easier to save energy when you can see how you're using it.

Energy monitoring makes your electricity consumption transparent. You no longer act based on what you think you are consuming. With a home energy monitor you are acting on facts-you know for certain how much your total energy consumption is and how much various appliances cost to run. You can easily see:

When and where you're wasting energy...

How much energy you're wasting...

How much progress you've made at reducing consumption.

Data analysis is right at the core of energy management and home energy monitoring systems. It is the process that underpins all the most successful energy-saving efforts.

Trying to save energy without this information is like trying to get somewhere in a strange city without any road signs or maps. You may eventually find where you want to go but it will take you much longer to get there because you will miss the easy shortcuts, and won't be able to tell how far you've gone or how far you've got left to go.

Analyzing your energy-consumption data can help you to figure out where to start with your energy-saving efforts, where to go next, and how well you're doing as you go along.

Energy monitors for businesses are now common place and home energy monitors are becoming more and more popular. There are monitors which will tell you how much electricity and how much money it costs to run each appliance in your home and there are whole house monitors which will measure not only the electricity and cost of appliances within your home but also how much electricity and how much it costs to heat water and heat your home.

The key to saving energy is understanding how much energy you use on average every day and which items draw the greatest amount of energy. Once you know that information you can begin to make intelligent choices about how to reduce the electricity you consume.

Let's take for example that you find out that your dryer is pulling a lot of electricity. You may decide to do fewer loads or to do larger loads. If heating is your major electrical draw you might decide to upgrade your insulation or add triple paned thermal windows to increase your homes energy efficiency and reduce your heating bills. Maybe you choose to do something as simple as having more blankets and throws available or wearing more layers of clothing so you can keep temperatures lower instead of putting the thermostat up to 75F.

You can see how understanding your electricity usage can help you make immediate changes in your energy consumption habits and patterns. While you begin to make choices about how to curb your power bills you will also be reducing your CO2 footprint and helping to reduce your impact on the the environment.

Energy monitoring is a win-win. A win for you as an energy consumer by reducing your energy costs and a win for the environment as you begin to find ways to reduce your energy use and carbon footprint.


Now, to learn more about how you should go about to reduce electricity usage at home, check out the various articles below.

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