Working in the library the other day I spotted that they had two Owl Electricity Monitors to borrow. I checked on the computer system and found that there are monitors to borrow for free from every Norfolk library.
I've tried one and discovered it was really easy to use. It's useful to know exactly how much electricity the oven uses: almost exactly the same amount as the kettle and toaster both turned on at once, but as I usually have the oven on for much longer than the toaster, the oven uses much more energy in total.
Mark and Charlotte have talked about using a monitor and they've been able to make some real changes to their electricity use as a result.
The information that comes with the Owls says that most people reduce their energy use by around 25% when they start using a monitor- with a similar cuts in both bills and CO2 emissions.
I really recommend borrowing one of these to see if you can cut your energy use; you save £30 on the cost of buying one, and support the council in a great green initiative.
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