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Energy Monitors

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Energy Monitors

Do you know which appliances in your home or office use the most energy? Energy monitors can help you find out.

Energy monitors show you in real-time how much electricity your home is using, when you turn on a light or other electrical appliance they display shows the change in load. Many energy monitors also show the cost of electricity being used.

Energy monitors range from devices which plug in and monitor a single lamp or appliance – good for really working out how much electricity your TV uses, for example – to those which connect to a computer and allow you to see graphically how much energy you've been using.

Energy Monitor Log of Oven

The chart shows how much electricity was used while baking bread – you can see how the oven uses a lot of energy as it heats up and then the thermostat turns the electricity on and off to keep the oven at the right temperature. The two big spikes show when a kettle was used while the bread was baking.

It's been estimated that almost £1 billion is wasted each year by leaving appliances on when they're not being used and energy monitors can help reduce this.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:54  

News from the Eco Fair

Programme of Speakers

We're busy organising what's happening on the day of the Eco-Fair - here's the programme of who's speaking and when.  We might still need to make some changes, so if there's someone you particularly want to listen to then do check again nearer the day.

Speakers Programme

Time Topic Speaker
10:00 Eco Fair Opens Claire Vickers, Chair of HDC
11:00 An Introduction to the Eco Fair

Trevor Marshall, Greening Horsham

11:30 Modern Woodfuel Heating Andrew Tolfts, Woodfuel Development Officer at West Sussex County Council
12:00 The Governments Green Deal James Wing, Sustainables4u
12:30 Saxon Weald - Bryce Lodge and PassivHaus
Marie Riordan, Saxon Weald
13:00 Solar PV Peter Chow
13:30 The Benefits of Woodburners Michael Dalrymple
14:00 Community Energy Schemes - the Benefits for Horsham Tom Kinally and [a speaker from] Ovesco
15:00 LED Display James Wing, Sustainables4u

Remember that you'll also be able to speak to Horsham residents about their energy saving experience