How monitoring the energy you use can help save you money

Reducing your energy usage will ultimately help in reducing your electricity bill. Households require power for their homes to function, usually by electricity. By targeting certain areas where you are prone to wastage and reducing this will help the planet in regards to greenhouse emissions.

The TREC energy monitor indicates how much energy you’re using in real time. It will also allow you to see how much energy you might use over a day or how much for the month depending on if you continue to use energy at your current rate. Be conscious of your household appliances as leaving your television on standby can cost households £86 per year and in total will cost UK consumers £1.3 billion each year. Appliances that are left on standby equate to 16% of the home power used. 90% of the energy that incandescent lights give off is heat and only 10% resulting in light so switching off lights will not just make a difference to the energy consumption but will also make a difference to your average electricity bills.

So how does it work?

It works in real time so a wireless signal is sent from a transmitter every six seconds attached via a CT Jaw to your meter and then to the display. This allows you to view your energy consumption easily and shows changes in consumption when different household appliances are being used.

The TREC energy monitor features C2 communication technology, which means any product with this logo, enables you to manage your energy consumption and can communicate with other C2 equipment. So one of the top tips to save money would be to install a TREC energy monitor and start controlling what you use in your house.

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