Gosh, those energy monitors look like a lot of money. I'm sure mine was about ten pounds..........
Still waiting for the batteries, but I'm really looking forward to setting it up - sad eh?!
Alan, I shall have a shop around again to make sure I am getting the best deal and take the daily standing charge into account. Regarding the router, I only turn it off at night time and then boot it up in the morning; that works for us.
At the moment I'm going for a daily reading. I'll try that for a week, along with listing all the things we do - washing machine, oven etc and then might try some hourly readings. Apart from the cooker and immersion I'll be able to find out just how much something is costing me with the energy monitor, so that will be helpful.
DH told me that I can turn everything off in the house except the cooker, so I might try that one day too to see how much the oven cost to run for an hour.
I'll email you for your excel sheet - I love sheets, charts and lists
Yesterday I really noticed some of my habits and made changes. I thought I was economical with cooking, but realised I wasn't. I tend to bring something up the boil, simmer and then walk away and leave it. Yesterday I hung around and took things off the heat as soon as they were cooked. But then in the evening of my frugality, DH came along turned the immersion off and put the oven on just for a few oven chips
Never mind; at least he was turning lights off during the evening
One step at a time.
We used 17 units on Monday and it looks like the same yesterday, despite freezing my nuts off by refusing to put the electric heater on. Ho hum - today is another day :)