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New technology monitors usage, detects leaks

Lots of people are concerned about how much it costs to heat and power their homes, and the impact they have on the environment. So it’s always interesting when some new products come along that can help us better understand how our homes work, and what changes we can make to improve things.

As part of their Energy Series, Black & Decker has developed the Power Monitor (Model EM100B, $99.99). This unique and easy-to-use device allows you to monitor power usage anywhere in the house, so you can truly see the cost of running an appliance, or see how much replacing standard light bulbs with more energy-efficient ones will offer in energy savings.