In the past, I have used off the shelf power monitors for checking appliance power consumption at home and for my friends and family. Typically this is an old fridge, freezer, dryer etc.
However, I keep breaking them (yes… it might be me!).
Feeling like I am constantly throwing money away, I set out to build a reliable power monitor for less than $50.
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About four years ago, we purchased our family home in Napier to house our growing family.
Our home is a 1912 villa, renovated and extended from its original two bedrooms to a more spacious three bedrooms around 2005.
All in all, the house is modern, well insulated and should have been pretty energy efficient. However, our first power bill was out-of-this-world expensive.
Let’s find out why it was so expensive and how I solved the problem.
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