These days there are a lot of different gadgets out there for measuring home energy use, but one in particular has caught my attention. It’s called Wattvision and it allows you to see online, in real time, how much energy your home is using. It also gives you an energy usage history as well as lets you set up alerts to monitor when your home energy use spikes above a certain amount.
Besides being a piece of cake to set up, the joy of Wattvision is that it clearly and comfortably allows you to monitor your whole house, even the things you can’t plug in to your handy Kill-a-Watt. You can then check out the rankings to compare your home to others using Wattvision.
Right now Wattvision is brand new, so it’s not ready for consumers and there aren’t that many beta-testers set up yet, but this is definitely a neat product and we’re hoping to get it set up on the EcoRenovator house so that all our readers can follow along in real-time with the energy saving work being done!