When finances are tight, it can be a good thing. That is when you usually dig deep and do the hard thing, by cutting back. And cutting back and conserving $aves you money!
Today I read about a southern California family that turn off their lights during daylight savings. They use candles, turn off TVs and computers, cell phones and even turn off their circuit breakers (except for the refrigerator) I thought that was awesome!
Most of us are not that devoted. Perhaps one night a week or more this daylight savings.
I also was checking around and came across this product. Kill a Watt - EZ.
You just plug in your energy draining appliance and you'll able to see how much you are spending.
Product DescriptionNow you can cut your energy costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect these appliances to the Kill A Watt EZ, and it will assess how efficient they really are. The large LCD display will count consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, same as your local utility, letting you calculate your cumulative electrical expenses and forecast by the day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor. Now you’ll know if it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving you money. With the amazing Kill A Watt EZ you'll know "watts" killing you.
- Shows the operating costs of your household appliances
- Accurate within 0.2%, maximum current 15 amps
- Calculates cost and forecasts by week, month, and year
- Displays eight critical units of measure on the large LCD display
- Built-in battery backup