Tips for measuring your power consumption
Do you actually know how much power you use? Only few people think about their power consumption. But knowing how much energy you need is not only interesting, but also helps you save energy. So, we have a few easy tips for measuring your power consumption.
Many Austrian homes already have smart measuring unit for power. Until 2022, 95% of households should have one. This digital measuring tool sends your data regularly to the headquarters, which allows for accurate descriptions and forecasts. This is beneficial because the power supply remains stable and additional costs are avoided.
- Ask your power provider if you already have a smartmeter.
- With an ammeter, you can find out which machines and devices in your home use how much power.
That way, you can identify machines that consume extreme amounts of power and save energy more efficiently. You can get ammeters in every electronic shop (e.g. Mediamarkt, Conrad) or online for approximately 15-25€. If you don’t want to spend money on that, you can also borrow them from energy saving associations in Austria.