Want to save money on your electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time? Energy monitors or otherwise known as smart meters fit in the home and work to show how much electricity is being used, the cost of electricity per hour changes and how much CO2 emissions the home is producing.

On average, by simply turning off appliances when they are not in use, UK consumers can potentially save up to 25% of their electricity usage and this saving translates directly to reducing their monthly bills and households’ harmful carbon emissions.

Once set up they are very simple to read, calculating all electricity usage. Throughout the day you can watch figures rise and fall depending on usage. You can understand cost, energy usage and Greenhouse Gas emissions as you cook your tea, use your tumble drier and whatever else you may be doing. You can see exactly how much it costs you having the TV on permanent standby or your internet router on while no one is surfing the web....

So in effect they are designed to bring awareness to peoples electricity usage and make people think a bit more what they are using, when, how and why...is it necessary to be using so much at the one time? 

Electricity Monitors can be purchased for under £30 online and may be money well spent.