July 21, 2008
kill a watt
A few people have suggested that I try using a "Kill A Watt" to investigate my home's high energy usage.
The Kill A Watt is a small plug in device which measures the efficiency of electrical appliances throughout your home. You can calculate your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, even an entire year. The device can also check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor.
I think it will be a great help in determining what is using all that extra electricity in our home. I'll start with the gadgets in the home office, I think.