When I lived in Japan, I was always feeling the pinch of electricity bills. It wasn't because of over-consumption. Things were just plain expensive. And luckily, the electricity meter was always near the front door, so I got in the habit of opening the door to check the spin rate on the meter. After looking at the meter, I'd walk around and unplug things that weren't in use. Here in the U.S., though, there's no easy access to the meter, especially in the traditional single-family home. Which is why something like the PowerCost Monitor could come in handy.
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