Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

How to Choose a Home Energy Monitor

The Final Decision

The best way to narrow down your options is to decide what level of monitoring you want to accomplish, how much you want to spend, and how much you want to save. Most likely, you'll fall into the affordable yet effective middle category of power monitors that hook up to your meter and let you know what you're spending.

Check out more information about power monitors and electricity savings with our Go Green Guide: Electricity.