Here in the Houston area, one of the power company, HL&P, is trying out a
device to help home owners lower their electric bill.
Below is what I got from their web page:
Cent-A-Meter is an innovative new product designed to show you how much your
electricity consumption is costing you in real time.The wireless electricity
monitor displays the cost of electricity being used on a portable, easy to
read, LCD monitor inside your home. Understanding the cost of your household
electricity consumption is the first step towards reducing your energy bill.
On the news it shows the consumer walking around their home and shutting
down different devices and watching their consumption drop.
Has anyone experienced this device?
Yup, sure did, only their dang website responded that they
couldnt/wouldnt send the file to an aol email address, which prompted
me to send them a not-so-kind email, whereupon they promptly sent the
file to my aol addy.... seems that aol runs some mighty tight spam
filters....only the frickin spam gets thru, & not the legit email.....
"Cent-a meter" only works in other countries.
Here in the U.S., we have to use "kill-a-watt".
Why "kill-a watt"?
Because Cent-a-yard doesn't make sense, stupid!
Consider the phrase "lunch break".
Where the fuck do you think THAT came from?
Well, I'll tell you.
"Lunch half-hour" doesn't make much sense, either.
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