Originally Posted by ksanders
People call almost daily asking for a kilowatt hour meter that they can access wirelessly and read using a standard browser.
I use a CurrentCost EnviR - a couple of clamps around the lines coming into my panel. It's hooked into my HomeSeer home automation system which I can access remotely (HomeSeer has apps too).
It's sensitive to the watt and updates every maybe 3 seconds. So it's easy to walk up to a switch or device, flip it, and see the net change.
Every now and then I get excited and walk around turning off all the small devices and lights at night just to see how low I can get it to go. I can get down to 750 watts without turning off the hot tub circulation pump, server computer (and all the micro devices which consume fractions of watts), and our most "critical" night lights like the one for the dog on the back deck because, you know, my wife is worried that she can't see when it's dark. And the cable boxes, wi-fi routers for 3 networks, the 3 networked printers, the 3 roku boxes, and it just keeps going. Security cameras. Even in the middle of the night I still have 20+ devices on my primary wi-fi network.