The Other I

July 20, 2009

Smart electricity meter

Filed under: Environmental Issues,Just Stuff — theotheri @ 8:09 pm

We bought a gadget yesterday that enables us to read our second-by-second electricity usage around the house.

So far, the savings gained by turning the tv or computer off at the wall outlet instead of using the stand by is so minuscule as not to even register on said gadget.

The real question we have, though, is whether it is cheaper to heat our hot water in the summer with the electric immersion heater or with the boiler that uses oil.

I hope to have the answer to this by the end of the summer.

If I live long enough, I will  save the original cost of this investment.  $40, however, might not be enough to save the planet.  Watch this space.


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