Save Energy through Discovery
Energy Use Monitor
Find out how much energy your devices really use—including, the cost of operation, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced in generating the electricity consumed, and watts. See at a glance the true impact to your wallet—and the environment
Try these suggestions for discovery:
What's the difference?
Using a lamp plugged into the Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor, measure the cost to operate a regular bulb, as well as the CO2 produced and watts. Then change to a Compact Flourescent (CFL) bulb, and compare to find out the difference in energy used, CO2 and cost.
Tune in to your TV habits.
Plug your TV into the Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor and watch TV as you normally would for one week. Write down the cumulative energy usage and cost. Then reset the monitor and track your usage for another week. Compare your usage and viewing habits from week to week.
Who is the Biggest User?
Plug a major appliance or electronic device like your refrigerator or computer into the Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor and leave it plugged in for a week or longer. Note the amount of energy used and the cost per month. Looking at your energy bill, calculate the percentage of your overall bill each device uses to find where you're spending the most.
Are you charged not to charge?
Plug your cell phone into the charger and plug the charger into the Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor. See how much energy it takes and how much it costs to charge your phone. Then, leaving the charger plugged in to the monitor, unplug the phone from the charger. See how much energy the charger alone still uses and how much it costs!