A large part of reducing energy use lies in understanding how and where we are using electricity in the first place. This is where in-home displays or energy monitors can be extremely useful. These devices allow you to see how much electricity you are using and how much it is costing you in real time. It will display the effect on your electricity costs when individual appliances are turned on or off, including Hi Fi & computer equipment, lights, electric heaters and so on. This invaluable information will help you ensure that you turn off or use lights, heating and cooling and other electrical appliances in a more efficient way; saving you money and energy as well as reducing carbon emissions. The important part in-home displays can play in increasing energy efficiency has been recognised by the Victorian Government’s Energy Saver Incentive scheme, which plans to subsidise in-home displays as part of its efforts to increase energy efficiency in homes and businesses across Victoria. Ecovantage welcomes the edition of these products to the Energy Saver Incentive scheme – there is after all knowledge in power, pun intended!