Monitoring the Usage of AC Electricity
Have you been wondering why your electricity bill keeps rising with each passing month? Do you feel helpless and overwhelmed with these bills that keep draining your pocket? If yes, worry no more. Electricity is one of those things that you cannot live without. So many of your home appliances run on electricity and soon, you might be persuaded to make that shift from gas cars to electric cars. Seeing that there are so many gadgets and appliances that run on electricity, you need to find the best way to maintain your AC electricity usage at manageable levels.
You can monitor your AC electricity usage by having an electrical usage monitor installed in your home. This simple device will help you pinpoint the devices that are skyrocketing your electricity bills and by so doing help you come up with measures to control or lower electricity consumption by that particular device.
Benefits of Monitoring Your Electricity Usage
i. Cost saving- Electricity usage monitor helps you to identify the areas of high electricity consumption which you can then find ways of reducing the usage. For example, if you discover that your HVAC is consuming too much electricity, you can choose to turn it off when it is not in use. Similarly, if you discover that some appliances are guzzling electricity, you can replace them by energy efficient alternatives, if available in the markets.
ii. Monitor each device- The electricity monitor helps in monitoring all devices separately. By so doing, you will be able to see exactly how much electricity each device consumes including the peak hours consumption. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to come up with a power saving plan that targets the exact device.
iii. Informs your electric devices buying decisions- Having an electricity monitor installed in your home will cause you to think twice before adding another home appliance that you really don’t need. When you decide to purchase a home appliance, you will be careful to check its power consumption rating and make an informed decision before adding it to the list of devices contributing to your energy bill.
iv. Saves the environment- Yes, this might be an indirect benefit of using an AC electricity usage monitor, but is perhaps one of the most important benefit. To date, we are still burning fossil fuels to generate electricity. So, when you consciously choose to lower your electricity usage, then your neighbors copy your move and a few others do the same, the end result will be a lower energy generation, which will translate to a cleaner environment.
Here is our final thought:
Once you have checked your electricity usage and you feel that you need to tone it down a little, here are some suggestions you can implement:
- Install an electricity usage monitor
- Keep your freezer and fridge full.
- Install shields to shield your home from direct sun.
- Try line drying your laundry.
- Install dimmer switches with your lighting system.
We recommend that you talk to one of our technicians at DT Air Conditioning and Heating who will conduct a full energy audit for your home and advise you on how to manage your electricity usage. Contact us today for a free quotation.