Smart Meters and PowerCost Monitor

Replacing Batteries in PowerCost Monitor Display and Sensor Units

OK, so you went ahead and like us installed a PowerCost Monitor to provide you with real time information on the amount of electricity consumed in your home. Armed with this information, you found that you were more pro-active in reducing the amount of electricity used in your home. Then, also like us, you received the notice that your local electric utility was soon going to be switching your electric meter to a Smart Meter. Will your PowerCost Monitor still work once it was already … [Read more...]

Using BlueLine Innovations’ PowerCost Monitor To Measure Our Home’s Electricity Consumption – 2

Electromechanical Electric Meter

Yesterday we introduced you to the PowerCost Monitor™, a device which provides a homeowner with real time data, in both Kilowatts and in dollars & cents, on the electricity being consumed in their home. With this information, a homeowner can monitor action taken to reduce the amount of electricity consumed in the home and same them money. Today, we look at the installation. Here is the type of electric meter we have on the outside of our home. This energy conservation … [Read more...]

Using BlueLine Innovations’ PowerCost Monitor To Measure Our Home’s Electricity Consumption – 1

PowerCost Monitor Package

Last week I was contacted directly by Mr. Peter Porteous, CEO of Blue Line Innovations, Inc., the makers of the PowerCost Monitor™. This device, among other things displayed on its packaging, "...displays your current and total electricity usage in dollars and cents as well as kilowatt hours...". So what? Well, in an 'what gets measured gets done' tactic, if a home owner could receive constant, real time information on her / his home's electricity consumption, including the actual … [Read more...]

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