I’ve been on an equalized payment plan with my electricity supplier for some time now, but last month I was informed that due to the fact that my meter had been read it was determined that I’m using more power than the previous owners of my house.
Obviously I was not thrilled with this news, but on the other hand, there are four of us as opposed to only 2 people living here before we bought, so it wasn’t all that surprising.
What I’d like to know is:
Is there such a thing as an after-market device that can be connected to your power panel that would measure and report power consumption in real-time?
I’m thinking along the lines of a small display unit somewhere central in the home that would alert you when you’re power consumption is above a preset level.
Seems like something that would be pretty useful…