Mark P Posted January 21, 2010 Report Share Posted January 21, 2010 In a new construction touted as being extra green, there was one of these "Owl Electricity Monitors" in the box, not yet installed. http://www.squidoo.com/owl-cm119-electricity-monitor It got me interested I did some looking on the net (where else) and I find the idea interesting. The idea being that if you can see, quantify the amount of electricity each appliance uses, you will become more conscious of its use and cut back. Owl is out of the UK, but I found other companies to include one I had heard about on NPR called "Google Powermeter" http://www.google.org/powermeter/index.html This is a free computer program that works in conjunction with smart meters or other products like Owl. Does anyone have / use one of these products and have an opinion on them? If I wanted a smart meter installed, does the utility company charge more? Uh, what is a smart meter, is it one that has a digital display instead of the dials? Ok, gents start discussingÃ¢â¬¦ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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