Hi, all you read about and hear about is saving energy. But what is this
energy? Electricity. There are monitor devices that tell you how much
electricity you are using etc. but nothing that tells you how much gas you
are using. You can buy numerous devices to monitor electricity usage but is
there anything that monitors gas usage?
As an aside, I suspect there are no dedicated devices because a) it'd be
difficult and dangerous to make such a device and ensure people fitted it
properly, b) there are generally only two gas consuming things in the
house - the heating and the cooker. You can tell if the heating's enough,
and you can hardly save on the cooker, and c) electricity is generated from
gas, and IIRC generation is about 50% efficient, so using up electricity for
no reason is a lot more expensive (and a lot less obvious) than using a load
Its easy to save cooking energy, did it many years ago. First cook
with lids on and flame right down. Second stack the pans so a
second item gets the heat lost from the first. These 2 alone can
easily cut energy use down by a factor of 10.
Also not hard to save CH gas by insulating, secondary glazing etc
It's amazing how useless some of the comments that are that have been
posted such as "your gas meter". This is true. However, in my situation
I would have to keep going outside to open the door to the meter box and
look at what the meter is saying. Not very convenient and not an easy
way to get that instantanious readout in the comfort of your own home.
If you are lucky, your gas meter will have a meter pulse output
connector hidden away behind a yellow cover. You could then connet up a
remote display counter such as this
will have to scroll down a bit to find it.
I wouldn't advise playing with your gas meter without asking your gas
However a non invasive infrared diode placed over the front of the meter
dial could be a way to proceed.
On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:39:39 +0100 someone who may be Rob Horton
These two sentences seem a little confused.
That does not mean that the comment to observe the gas meter is
useless, only that it involves getting off one's backside.
backside for many people, though I'm sure some will find the