Ever wonder what an energy meter actually does and how it can help you?
An Electronic Energy Meter is a device that can help you save energy, save money and save the environment.
How a Home Energy Meter Can Save You Money and Help the Environment
Energy Meters allow you to plug in individual appliances and calculate the amount of electricity being used during a specific time period.
This will help you to make informed decisions about appliances and products used throughout your own home. For example, it could be used to calculate the cost of running an old, second refrigerator in the basement, or calculate how much energy is being used to keep your home computer running instead of switching it off.
It may surprise you to know that some devices such as TVs, DVD players and stereos continue to use energy even while turned off (known as phantom loads).
Understanding how electricity is used is an important part in taking steps to reduce overall electricity use, which results in lower energy bills and lower greenhouse gas emissions.Meters can help you estimate the cost of using appliances so you can take measures, like unplugging or switching off your appliances, to reduce your electricity bill.
Where to Get a Home Energy Meter
Home energy meters can be borrowed from some local libraries:
Home energy meters can also be purchased online from
Good luck with your energy detective work!