Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Power by the KW Hour

My husband has a new toy... a Kill a Watt Electricity Usage Monitor. He is gleefully testing every appliance and gadget in the house to get an idea of how much energy our stuff uses - while active and in standby. We're hoping to determine how much phantom energy our house uses and eliminate the vampires. He's collecting all this information in a spreadsheet to crunch the numbers (maybe I can get him to do a guest blog about the results).

If you're curious, the picture is of the monitor after our little "beer fridge" was plugged in - 22 hours and 12 minutes later it used a total of 0.47 KWH.


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  2. That thing is awesome. Though I lost interest in mine after I measured everything in the house with a plug. I guess the Replay Value isn't as high as I'd imagined.

    Sorry- my last comment had a typo that I caught.

  3. Yeah, I can see that happening. Though it's a great tool to have on hand. We've been surprised by the results. Things we thought would be pulling power don't, and others draw significantly more than we expected.


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