This easy-to-use tool will help you discover your actually energy consumption. With the information and your electric bill, you’ll be able to figure out the dollars and cents. That’s what consumers say they want in the Energy Poll. While being Green is nice, saving green is even more important.
The electricity usage monitor is typically a hand-held device that that plugs between an appliance and the electrically outlet. You leave it plugged in over a certain period of time to get a true picture of energy use, generally for a few days to a week to get an accurate reading.
The monitor is useful to get an overall picture of usage, but it also pinpoints areas where you can reduce energy now. It’s estimated by the U.S. Department of Energy that 20% of electrical usage comes from appliances that are left plugged in when not in use. The toaster oven, microwave and even the TV use up energy just by being plugged into the electrically outlet. That knowledge can help you reduce electrical usage now and delay the need to replace old appliances right away.