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Learn About The Electrisave Home Wireless Electricity Use Monitor

Aug 18, 2007
Have you ever wondered how you can really make a difference to the world we live in. Have you seen on television the damage being caused by climate change and wished you could do something about it, but you weren't sure where to start or how you could make changes that would work?

After researching Energy Saving on the Internet I could not believe what was possible, but none of the savings were quantifiable none of them were measurable everybody was making power saving claims, some of which were very hard to believe. I wondered how to make sense of the vast array of information and remembering from my 23 years in Management how important it is to measure the results.

I also wanted to be able to involve the Family in my power saving efforts, after all they lived in the house too and without their help it would be an uphill struggle to make any savings! From my research I knew that the main area to concentrate on was Electricity use as this was likely to produce the best savings. Several obvious ways came to mind, switching off the lights, not leaving devices on standby, full dishwasher and washing machine washes only, and many more.

I learned that saving just 1p an hour equates to about 87.60 GBP a year, while the average household could in fact save up to 200 GBP a year or more by taking simple energy efficiency measures. Then I discovered the Electrisave Domestic Electricity Monitor. This simple display will give you all the information you need to monitor your Electricity usage and with no electrician required for installation it could not be simpler. All that is required to start taking readings is to clip the receiver to your incoming Electricity cable, connect it to the Transmitter, Mount the wireless remote Receiver and that's it. Your Electricity Monitor in 3 Minutes maximum.

This energy-efficient "Electrisave" device shows you how much electricity you are using, how much you may be wasting and how much harmful CO2 you are contributing to greenhouse effects. This information allows you to make lifestyle changes and become intelligent about your energy usage. And the result? You save money.

But that's only half the story. Having fitted the "Electrisave" and recorded some data I then wanted to see if I could make some savings, I worked out my daily use for weekdays and weekends and then tried the obvious, switching off the lights, not leaving devices on standby, full dishwasher and washing machine washes only, Etc. To my surprise there was a measurable 25% saving on energy used!

Features of the Electrisave:- There is no doubt about it, the electrisave is helping to change the energy usage habits of households throughout the UK, helping to save energy, money and our environment.the whole range of features, that the electrisave has to offer, provides you with complete control over your energy usage inside your home.

Key features of an electrisave below you will find an overview of the electrisave's key features,
1.No need to change your existing meter- sensors clip directly onto your existing electricity meter's cabling
2.Portable, easily moved from room to room
3.Easy to read- large LCD display
4.Programmable to current and/or individual electricity tariffs
5.You know in an instant how much electricity you are using, how much it is costing you and how much you are potentially wasting
6.The monitor shows just how many greenhouse gases are being generated by your current electricity usage
7.12 months warranty is included (excludes batteries)
8.The monitor displays temperature and humidity levels to show the comfort level inside your home or office
9.An audible alarm can be set to notify of excessive electricity usage
10.The monitor can display GB Pounds and Euro
11.Additional sensors are available for 2 and 3 phase supply
12.A very important feature is that the monitor can be used as a safety check to see if any electrical appliance has been unnecessarily left on before leaving your home or workplace
13.The electrisave can be taken with you when you move house or sold as an additional feature of your existing home.

Frequently asked questions:-
Q).What is contained in the box I receive, when I order my electrisave?
A).You will receive:
1 monitor/display unit/receiver
1 transmitter
6 batteries
1 clip on sensor (more can be ordered for 2 or 3 phase systems)
1 instruction manual

Q).Do I need a licensed electrician to install and electrisave?
A).The easy answer is NO. The electrisave sensors should easily and conveniently clip directly on to the outside of your existing meter wiring with no interruption to your electricity supply. However, if in doubt or concerned about the safety of your existing meter wiring, always consult an electrician before attempting to fit the electrisave yourself.

Q).How long will my order take to be delivered?
A).Any orders received before 2pm Monday - Friday will be despatched via courier for next day delivery. Orders to Northern and Southern Ireland will be sent via parcel post and delivery will take approx. 7 days

Q).How much guarantee/warranty comes with an electrisave?
A).JJS Trading Limited who are licensed by Wireless Monitors to sell the electrisave within the UK warrants the electrisave for the period of 1 year, from the date of delivery, to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. (Excludes batteries)

Q).How does the electrisave work?
A).The electrisave uses a simple clip-on sensor and transmitter inside your existing meter box to transmit a real time reading of actual power being used, to a portable LCD display (monitor) inside the home or office. This reading then shows the cost of electricity being used or potentially being wasted and the amount of Co2 gases you are contributing to the environment at any one point in time.

Q).Can I save money by using the electrisave?
A).Yes, by reducing energy wastage. The electrisave lets you know how much your electricity is costing allowing you make informed decisions on which appliances to use, which appliances are costing the most to run and serving as a constant reminder to turn off unneeded appliances. Trials have shown savings of up to 25% of a household power bills are achievable the electrisave is reliant on your household or office changing their energy habits through education and learning by using the electrisave, and therefore individual results will vary.

Q).How sensitive is the electrisave?
A).The electrisave is sensitive enough to register the savings made by switching off a single 20-watt light.

Q).How big is the electrisave?
A).The electrisave sensor and transmitter fit easily into a standard UK meter box. The electrisave display unit (monitor) measures approx 110mm x 120mm x 30mm, and has an easy to read display. The display unit is a modern design that will blend in well with the design of most homes.

Q).What is the range of the display unit from the sensor?
A).The wireless monitor (display unit) has a nominal range of 30m from the transmitter.

Q).Where is the electrisave made?
A).The electrisave was designed in Australia and manufactured in China to UK quality standards. The electrisave comes with a 12 month replacement warranty.

Q).What else does the electrisave do?
A).The electrisave displays total household electricity cost, power consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, temperature and humidity. It also has a user settable peak load alarm (alerting of excessive electricity usage) and can be set to display kilowatts or amps.

Q).The electrisave is also a way of educating the whole of your family or office colleagues about the effects of their energy usage both on the cost of energy they are using/wasting and on the effect this electricity usage is having on the health of the planet we all live upon.

Q).Will Electrisave calculate my electricity bill?
A).NO. Electrisave is not an accumulation revenue meter and cannot check your energy bill. However, iIt may be used to monitor individual circuits of metered premises to estimate their share of power use.

Q).How long will batteries last in Electrisave?
A).Good quality AA size alkaline batteries should give an operating life of 12 months if the electrisave is not set to MAX. This relates to how often the transmitter sends a signal to the receiver, if set to MAX the transmitter will send a signal every 12 seconds. Constantly running the electrisave on MAX will result in batteries lasting 4 months. Once you are familar with the running costs of your appliances it is recommended to alter your electrisave to receive a signal every 60 seconds.
About the Author
David Timms is a Property Investor and Internet Markiteer based in the UK.
The remarkeable Electrisave Home Wireless Electricity use monitor is available from http://www.energyused.co.uk
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