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EnergyNote meter's readings 70% higher than utility meter, why?
Just wondering if anyone else had this happening, it seems that the EnergyNote's clip-on meter gi...
meter analysis written 2.4 years ago by dain180 • updated 2.1 years ago by lmccann130
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Halogen spotlights should go
I replaced my halogen spotlights as soon as we moved in and everyone else should too. In a row o...
lighting halogen led written 2.8 years ago by dain180
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LED vs Halogen
  found this nice comparison of cost of running LED and Halogen bulbs for a year. The savings ar...
halogen led lights cost comparison written 2.7 years ago by halan50 • updated 2.6 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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Base Load
Does anyone have a base load that they can't track down? In a previous house I could get the ele...
baseload vampires time alarm boiler ventilation electricity-consumption written 2.8 years ago by js200 • updated 2.6 years ago by riktemmink20
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Reducing the brightness
If you reduce the monitor brightness from 100% to 70%, you can save up to 20% of the energy the m...
screen office energy written 3.0 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140 • updated 2.2 years ago by js200
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Compare dishwasher consumption
Anyone interested in measuring and comparing electricity use of dishwashers? 
dishwasher washing written 2.8 years ago by Laser120 • updated 2.6 years ago by halan50
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measure laptop consumption
I used the greenenergy monitor to measure power consumption of my apple laptop, and it's using ab...
computer laptop written 2.8 years ago by Laser120 • updated 2.6 years ago by halan50
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leaving lights on
If you like to leave some ligths constantly on, consider to use a less powerful one. A 15W bulb ...
lighting written 2.9 years ago by lara10
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how many kWh per day per person
A rule of thumb: a rough average of consumption per day per person in the UK 12.5 kWh. 
kwh written 2.9 years ago by lucas90
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energy and water
1khW is usually the average consumption per load in a washing machine when the temperature is set...
clothes washing written 2.9 years ago by sandra50
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electric lawn mower
Can I consider electric lawn mowers as an environmentally friendly option?  Any hints?
gardening written 2.9 years ago by sandra50
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every little helps ?
David Mackay says that "switching off the phone-charger is like bailing the Titanic with a teaspo...
charging written 2.9 years ago by lucas90
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Time to boil water
My kettle is the cheapest one from Tesco - 2200 W. It takes 1min 20s to boil 2 cups of tea (500 ...
breakfast kettle coffee written 2.9 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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Eco mode - is it really eco?
I recently bought a washing machine with an "eco mode". Do I really save money/energy using this ...
washing machine eco mode written 24 months ago by sandra50 • updated 23 months ago by dain180
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Reading material
Here's some further reading that I've found very informative. Feel free to chip in in the comment...
books reading written 2.8 years ago by js200
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Xmas trees
I plan to change my monitoring plug to see how much electricity my xmas tree decorations are usin...
light-decorations xmastree xmas written 2.8 years ago by Laser120
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Routers
Devices that run 24/7 are always worth checking, since they consume a lot over time, one watt at ...
router wifi written 2.8 years ago by Laser120
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Bread machine Test
I use a machine to knead and bake bread (Panasonic SD-ZB2502) and I was curious to see how much t...
cost bread-machine bread salt yeast written 2.7 years ago by demartini0 • updated 2.3 years ago by watt20
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Accuracy of meter Clamps
Our setup is that we have an Eon Smart meter, a GEO clamp as part of the Energyuse  trial and a E...
energy written 7 months ago by lmccann130
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How Earth Hour can help me with saving energy?
With all the lights and main appliances off, you can measure the consumption of your always-on ap...
earthhour changeclimatechange energy freezer consumption light written 2.6 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140 • updated 2.6 years ago by sandra50
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Vacuum cleaner consumption in comparison
I just bought a new vacuum cleaner and I was curious to compare it with the old one. I used both ...
vacuum cleaner energy consumption written 2.5 years ago by Patrizia20
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powerful hair dryers
I believe that more powerful hair dryers may dry hair in a shorter time... then, they are not tha...
haircare time written 2.9 years ago by sandra50
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computer at working time
There are 168 hours in a week, and we are only at work for around 40 of these. So if you turn you...
office computer energy written 3.0 years ago by lucas90
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printer and fridge-freezer
A laser printer sitting idle consumes 17W, the same as fridge-freezer (from the book Sustainable ...
office fridge-freezer printer written 2.9 years ago by lucas90
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27" consumption
An Apple 27" monitor's power is 165W. Using it for 6 hours/day = 19.8 kWh/month
screen office written 3.0 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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When to run appliances

Saving energy in general is a positive step. For example, we've just bought a new freezer and dis...

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A lot of these eco modes use passive ways to clean (clothes, dishes, etc) by lengthening the soak...

Base Load

Does anyone have a base load that they can't track down? In a previous house I could get the ele...

LED vs Halogen

  found this nice comparison of cost of running LED and Halogen bulbs for a year. The savings ar...

Re: LED vs Halogen

I've recently replaced a room of 10 50W halogens with 4W LEDs. I estimate this will save over £70...

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