Home Energy Monitor
The energy monitor lets you track the amount of electricity that your household uses, and the costs of that usage in real time. This monitor can help you reduce your energy consumption and decrease your monthly power bills while helping the environment.
Some monitors plug directly into the wall and monitor the power usage of each individual device, others are provided with a wireless transmitter which can be attached to your utility meter, it records and then transmits energy usage of individual devices to your handheld monitor. You can track real-time usage from a convenient, indoor location.
Home energy monitor
The results are immediately available and can help you to make smart energy-consumption choices. You'll quickly discover that doing the little things really does add up to big savings. They can also provide you with an estimate of your upcoming bill.
Some monitors feature an appliance mode which allows you to track minute-to-minute changes in electric consumption as major appliances are turned on and off, so you can see where your money is going. This makes it easy for you to decide, for instance, which electrical appliances and accessories are really worth their cost, and which of your older appliances are costing you more money than they're worth. You can also quickly tell how much you save by switching to compact florescent, LED light bulbs or implementing other conservation measures in your home.
Once you have the Power Monitor set up, you'll be surprised how quickly the everyday choices you make in your electrical consumption add up. In fact, lifestyle changes based on the information your family gets from this monitor can save you up to 20 percent a month on your electric bills.
Comes in all shapes, sizes and costs varying from $60 to $1000.
Energy Consumption within the average Caribbean home can be broken down into the following areas.
Typical Energy Consumption within a Caribbean Home