In looking at the amount of electricity used, one device that has proven to be reliable and somewhat inexpensive is a watt-hour meter. With the cheaper wall-socket models priced roughly around $25 (give or take a few dollars), a watt-hour meter measures the electricity used at that given moment, as well as over a period of time.
A watt-hour meter is plugged into an electrical outlet. The device (your TV, the lamp, etc.) is then plugged into the meter. The meter then will display how many watts (kilowatt hours) that device uses. Watt-hour meters are extremely beneficial in calculating how much power is used for large appliances (refrigerators, washer machines, etc.), as well as vampire appliances (appliances that use – or “suck” – power even in off or standy mode) such as that lovely big-screen TV in your living room.
Many electrical experts will suggest investing in a watt-hour meter, as they will assist in you saving money each month. Our Dallas TX electrical experts are available to answer all of your questions about the meters or anything associated with electrical energy. Feel free to call our Dallas electrical company today, or contact us online.