Electricity meters give you a measure of control
Electricity meters vary in size, sophistication and price – from under $30 to several hundred dollars – but they’re all useful for raising awareness of what energy you consume. They’re also great for helping people recognise patterns of habit that they were previously unaware of.
There are a range of plug-in power meters that retail for less than $30 at most New Zealand hardware stores. Designed to be plugged into wall sockets, power meters measure whatever appliance is then plugged into them.
Whole house monitors allow you to monitor and analyse your entire household energy consumption 24 hours a day.