This month we are taking part in an energy saving challenge with MoneySuperMarket. You can read more about the challenge here. To help us with the challenge we have received these handy energy monitors from Efergy.
The aim is to take a reading at the start of the challenge and see if over the course of a month we can reduce our energy consumption which will help us to save money. I personally feel that we are already pretty good at keeping our energy usage down but hopefully these gadgets will help us to see where we can improve on this.
'The elite wireless energy monitor updates every 6 seconds so you can instantly see the impact of turning a light on or off, boiling the kettle or using your tumble dryer. It has an innovative memory function that allows you to see how much you have used today, yesterday and in the last week or month.
The elite monitor also displays your daily average so you can see when you are using more electricity than normal and see how your average usage reduces as you change the way you do things'.
So far tonight we have learnt that boiling our kettle with enough water for 2 cups of tea cost us 1p. Which doesn't sound like much but if you think about how many times you boil the kettle everyday or every week then that adds up to quite a bit!
The energy system was really easy to set up.
Now we just have to monitor it and see if we can make any changes to save us more money and reduce our carbon footprint.
I fear that I am going to become obsessed with staring at the monitor and spend my life running around the house turning everything off!
If you are taking part in the challenge I'd love to hear from you, perhaps we can compare notes?
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