The Best Energy Monitors on the Market

If you and your family are trying to cut down on the energy you use, the first thing you need to do is track how you are using it. Monitoring your bills alone isn’t really helpful as this won’t tell you where the biggest areas of consumption are in your home. The best way of solving this problem is by investing in an energy monitor which gives you accurate day-to-day tracking of your usage. Here are some of the best ones on the market at the moment:

OWL CM119 Wireless Electricity Monitor

  • The OWL is a portable device featuring cutting edge wireless functionality. It allows you to track your electricity expenditure by providing real time data on your usage. This means as you switch off things like lights or heating, you can actually see how much energy you are saving. It also features an accumulative function so that you can see how your usage decreases or increases over time.

Efergy Elite Wireless Electricity Monitor

  • This monitor features an easy-to-read digital display and gives you a daily average usage reading as well as an accurate daily cost. This will help you make comparisons so you can figure out when your energy usage is particularly high. As it is a wireless monitor, you can set it up wherever you like in the house. 

Minim Energy Monitor

  • This monitor is one of the cheapest on the market and retails at about £35. It was developed specifically for British Gas and is easy to install and use. It gives you real time estimates of how much energy you are using and if used properly could save you an average of 10% on your annual bill.

Efergy Esocket

  • This handy little gadget fits into individual plug sockets, which allows you to monitor the cost of specific appliances. If you combine it with a standard energy monitor, you’ll be able to reduce your overall usage by figuring out which appliances are really eating up the Kw.

Onzo Wireless Smart Energy Kit

  • This monitoring kit will set you back about £75 but it is one of the most sophisticated energy saving kits on the market and could help you save hundreds of pounds in the long run. It boasts wireless functionality and contains environmentally friendly batteries to boost its green credentials even further. It also has a USB socket which means you can connect it to your PC and take a look at easy-to-read charts of your energy usage, allowing you to track and reduce it over time.