How can I use the electricity information to save money?
One way to save money is to reduce your phantom power load. This is the power used by electrical devices when they are turned off, but still plugged in. You can see your phantom load by looking at the Yesterday Minimum value on the Current Energy Use screen
- To view the Current Energy Use Screen:
Take note of the YESTERDAY MINIMUM value. This is the minimum amount of electricity used at any time yesterday. To reduce the phantom load is to put major electronic devices like home theatre and computer equipment on power bars and turn them off when they are not in use. After putting your electronics on power bars, wait one day and check the YESTERDAY MINIMUM value again to see how much you have been able to reduce. The more you reduce the more you save.