Kill-A-Watt – A must have for today’s utility smart consumer

A clothes dryer.

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Just by plugging this device http://shortenme.net/3793 in to the wall and plugging your electricity run equipment in to it, you can see what exactly you should be shutting off every time you’re not using them! 

Specific examples of the real world decisions that this product can help you make include: 

Should I bother to turn that computer off at night?
Will it pay me to trade in that old refrigerator (dish washer, clothes dryer, etc.) that is working fine for a new high efficiency refrigerator?
When I turn down the thermostat on the Air Conditioner how much more money is it costing me?
How much does it matter what speed I set on the plug-in ceiling fan?
Experts say that a full refrigerator costs less to run than an empty refrigerator. Can I save money by putting jugs of water in my half-full refrigerator? If so – how much per month?
What does it cost me to use the feature nearly all manufacturers build into their TVs that enables them to turn on instantly? Should I instead buy a simple plug switch and wait 10 or 15 seconds for the TV to warm up every time that I turn it on?
I keep the battery charger for my phone, electric drill, PDA, etc. plugged in continuously for convenience. How much is this costing me per month? 

Check out the link to this device and give it a try – I think you’ll be amazingly surprised! 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. The downside to the Kill A Watt is that it can only monitor a single point. In order to get the full picture I suggest getting the Kill A Watt to move around from Appliance to appliance and a whole home monitor to get the entire picture of the whole houses usage.

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