How much electricity do you think your home consumes? The Wattcher energy monitor is a simple device by Marcel Wanders that makes this data visible, giving households a helping hand in reducing their energy bills. Just plug it into any outlet and watch the Wattcher monitor tick away.

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By monitoring the amount of energy you’re using, you’re more likely to start taking steps rid your  household of wasteful habits. Moreover, with an additional online saving program the device is a good way to keep tabs on your bills — their site also gives you a chance to compare your rates with other users.

While the initial cost – from $99 – may seem a little steep, the investment could be well worth it in the long run.

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