With the number of electrical gadgets and instruments used in daily life on the rise, it is no surprise that the electricity bills too are increasing. When it comes to saving power, the adage, “Knowledge is power” is definitely true. Being aware of the power usage at home can help you take steps to reduce your usage and your carbon footprint too. Here are 9 energy consumption monitors that are sure to help your power saving endeavors:
1. Ecosaver Energy Meter
This is a simple all-round meter that will record and display your electricity costs. With the ability to measure Voltages, Amperes, Hertz, Watts, total charge and unit price charge, this device has a plug and play design which makes it very easy to use. You can now easily calculate your carbon footprint and take steps to reduce it.
2. OWL CM119 Wireless Electricity Monitor
Here is an upgraded version of a previously existing digital electricity meter which comes with many added features. With its excellent memory functions, the device can store data for retrieval at a future date. You can thus extract all data for a detailed analysis. It comes with an installation manual which makes the entire procedure very easy.
3. TED the Energy Detective Electricity Monitor TED1001 with Footprints Software
This digital monitor is continuously on the job and will give you realtime updates on your electricity consumption, billing amount and other parameters. The data is logged accurately and the best part is that it also displays the greenhouse gases emission. The data can also be exported in a CSV format to create reports and charts as per the need.
4. Wattson 01 Home Energy Monitor
This is an all round electricity meter that comes with the clock feature also. It has the ability to do readings and give feedback instantly. For better viewing, it offers the same in different colors. It can measure the power from all phase systems and comes along with a software the read and interpret the captured data.
5. Current Cost TREC energy monitor
If you are keen on a detailed analysis of your power usage patterns, this device will be of great help. It will show you which devices consume the maximum power and also show you that time of the day when your power consumption is maximum. With a consumption of 1W, it does not use much power itself . It is easy to use and requires no installation.
6. Black & Decker EM100B Energy Saver Series Power Monitor
This meter has the specialty that it is completely wireless! All you have to do is to synchronize it with your external electricity meter and receive real-time updates. It works on batteries and the body has been made weather proof and durable. You can now track the little changes in your electricity to make your home ‘greener’ and more economical to live in.
7. Efergy Elite Wireless Energy-Saving Meter
Here is an electricity meter that has all the standard features. What is extra is the back-light and the warning alarm that sounds when there is high power usage. You can store and view the historical power usage since it has the amazing capacity to store data over a 2 year period. You can also get your displays in Dollars, Pounds and Euros.
8. SMJ DESMIC Plug in Energy Monitor
This device has been neatly and elegantly designed with the plug socket in front to ensure that you get all your power readings in all formats – KiloWatt Hours, Hertz, Power Factor, Amps, Cost and Total Power used. The use is simple and common sense. Its cost is also the lowest among all electricity meters.
9. Belkin F7C005AF Conserve Insight Cost Monitor – Energy Saving
And finally, we arrive at a meter that does all your readings and calculations and fits even into your pocket. The device has a tracking feature which gets activated if you leave an appliance plugged in for extended periods of time. It makes it easy to project future costs and calculate power savings needed. It offers a bold display in multiple currencies too.