I recently saw a posting for the Kill-a-watt energy meter at My Money Blog, a blog I often read.
I’ve had the Kill-a-watt meter for about two years. The idea is quite intersting – it’s a nifty gadget.
You plug it between an electrical device and the wall outlet. It will track your consumption for whatever period of time you choose. It has a small built in LCD that tracks your electricity consumption through different methods. However, you must have the discipline to actually check and take measurements. You also need to contact your electrical provider to learn your cost per killowatt hour.
For me the device does not work too well, as it sits blindly attached to a television for several months. For others, it may be a great way to identify high energy consuming appliances, etc….