Take control of your electricity bills

Did you know that using an energy monitor could help you save as much as 15 per cent on electricity bills?

You can loan an energy monitor, free of charge, from local libraries in Calderdale. Act now to reduce your energy costs and protect yourself against future price rises.

An energy monitor will show you:

  • Real time data on household electricity usage and costs
  • The instant effect of turning an appliance or light on and off

Energy monitors can be borrowed for two weeks at a time, giving you the opportunity to track your usage and record energy savings over time.

Monitors display how much electricity you use in the home and how much it costs. This almost instant feedback allows you to see where you spend the most money on electricity.

Armed with this knowledge, you can take steps to use less energy and reduce your bills. The monitor will clearly show the impact that your energy saving actions are having.

Use your monitor to identify wasted energy from appliances that are being left on unnecessarily, or left on standby rather than being switched off.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, said:

“Household energy monitors take the mystery out of electricity bills; they show you where your money is being spent and allow you to see the impact of energy saving measures in pounds and pence.

With energy bills rising the way they are I think everyone is trying to find ways to save money and make their homes more efficient. Energy monitors will help you do just that.

Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Pauline Nash, added:

“This initiative is an excellent example of the wide range of services on offer at our libraries. We encourage people to visit their local library, borrow an energy monitor and discover the many other great facilities – just ask our friendly staff.”

For the best results, get the whole house involved in the energy saving challenge. Explain the purpose of the energy monitor to your family or housemates and show them how much it costs to use different appliances. By explaining the energy monitors purpose and helping your household understand their energy use, they will hopefully be more inclined to join in by reducing energy wastage.

For more information on how to borrow an energy monitor, please contact your local library, or Calderdale Council’s Housing Energy Action Team on or 0845 245 6000.

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