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I was asked to explain my Electrisave on an ongoing thread- rather than hijack it I've started a new one…..
The Electrisave is a gadget that you crocodile to your electricity meter then you have a handheld unit which tell you what is happening on your meter. You can dial in your electricity unit cost and it will tell you how much, in pence, you household running costs are. For example, at the moment, I am running my computer and peripherals with one light on in the house (plus fridge and freezer) and it is costing me 3.8p per hour. If I put the kettle on to boil it will shoot up to 46p per hour.
All though we were fairly good at not leaving things on standby this has improved us no end- my microwave costs me 1.5p per minute if I forget to turn it off. And I am ashamed to admit that the fancy bathroom lighting that we put in with halogens costs nearly 11p per hour- a real motivator to turn them off! My 'A' rated dishwasher costs over 50p per hour to run-even our eco cycle takes nearly two hours- so nearly £1 per wash- if you do it in daytime- theres a motivator to get a timer switch!!
Our Electrisave cost us £40 (special offer) from Eon when we changed to our green tariff- but I have seen them at £60 in B&Q
Hope that helps

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excuse my ignorance, but this sounds really intriguing, esp. as I just check my meter each day to see how we are doing and I can't fathom out where some of the power is going.

We don't have a digital meter, we have one with a spinning wheel and numbers that click on like a car mileage clock - can an electrisave work on those systems as well?

Starchild x

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I have read about them(on hippyshopper I think?) and its on my xmas list.  ;D

Wow, that sounds a great gadget and I can see how it can become addictive.  Great thing to show my two little boys who are forever leaving their bedroom light on!! 

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Hi Starchild

I think our system is the spinning wheel one (she says- but it is a dirty hole under the house so only OH usually ventures in there!!!!) anyway

Starring members of the Cast:
Sebastian (2004), Felicity (2006), Tristan (2008)

Home educating, thought provoking parenting, healthy eating trying to be locavores- but following our own way

AND finally admitting to having a blog http://owngrown.blogspot.com

You can hire an electrisave at http://www.electricity-monitor.com/energy-monitor-rental-c-27.html for £14.99 for a month's rental if you don't want to/can't afford to buy one. It's more eco-friendly to hire anyway!

Liz grin x

Druid, boat-dwelling, home educating mum of DD1 (11), Aspie DS (9) and baby DD2 (2), & part-time step-mum to 2 stepdaughters, 9 and 7.

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