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 AVR Programming Guides We have some nice AVR code samples to share. Lots of AVR goodies like timers, interrupts, and pin I/O for the beginner.
 Watts Tables Use these tables to help you determine how much various items in your house cost you by the day, month, and year.
 Saving Electricity A list of a variety of ways to help you save money by learning how much it costs to run things.
 What is a Kilowatt Hour Saving money on your electric bill starts with understanding what a kilowatt hour is.
 How To Measure Watts Learn a variety of ways to measure watts in your house.
 Read Your Power Meter By reading your power meter you can get a good idea of how much various electrical devices cost you.
 Electronics Fundamentals Learn some basic electronics fundamentals and see if you enjoy the field of electronics.

## How To Determine What you Pay for Electricity

• Method #1: Very Accurate
This method determines the cost of electricity for the items that you have control over. It requires your power bill, and a little more math.

• Method #2: Accurate
This method determines the average cost that you pay for electricity across all of the items that you use. It requires your power bill, and a little less math.

• Method #3: State Averages
Not quite as accurate, this method looks up the average cost in your area based on a table of known electricity costs. It does not require your power bill or any math.

You might also want to check our our guide, What Is a Kilowatt Hour.

We also have a guide to help you learn to Read You Power Meter to Determine Power Usage.

Determine How Much You Pay For Electricity

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 Wednesday, 21-Mar-2018 11:28:42 PDT