Upon hearing that I had purchased a power monitor, one of my business partners purchased one, as well. He suspected that his tenants were using more than their fair share of electricity measured on their shared electrical meter. Because the power monitor uploads the data to the net, we are able to share our data with each other.
Power use at my home has never exceeded 3 kW at any given moment. The highest I have seen on his meter is over 9 kW. I can’t help wonder what in the world could be using so much power. Maybe they’re using the electric stove, coffee maker, microwave, toaster and electric baseboard heat all at the same time? I hesitate to ask because I don’t want him to think that I’m some kind of weirdo.
I suspect that eventually households, neighborhoods, or even communities will be competing to use the least amount of energy per capita. You can never underestimate the power of peer pressure.Tell us about your energy monitor. Do you share your data with anyone?