Spark Savvy - Save Money

SPARK SAVVY - SAVE MONEY

You can't control what you don't measure and energy flows where attention goes. Put some attention into your electricity usage and you are sure to start cutting your energy use and save money. You don't need a smart meter or home energy monitor for this quest. You will be the monitor! Apparently you could save up to 15% on your energy bill just by being conscious of how much you are using! Has to be worth a try don't you think?

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Monitor electricity usage weekly for two weeks.

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Inspiration

Reading your meter

Reading your meter

So simple.
2 minutes

FAQ

Does it have to be every day?

Yes, but if you miss a day don't worry too much. The more consistent you are the better.

Should I get a home energy monitor?

Well it's up to you. It's not necessary for this quest but if you want dive into the detail of your electricity use they can be useful.

Is a home energy monitor the same as a smart meter?

No. Smart meters replace your meter and send the data back to the supplier. A home energy monitor attaches to your meter and doesn't send the info to the company and you decide when you use it - important if you are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation.

Beware of

Things that affect your electricity use

Keep a note of whether it's a particularly sunny or cold day, did you do a big batch of washing/drying etc?

How the points breakdown

5
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Pollution and waste
  • Energy
  • Animal rights
  • Human rights
  • Education and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Water
  • Land and community
  • Finance
  • Building
  • Biodiversity

How to get more points and earn coins too...

Check in! You'll get points each time you check in this quest.

Show us! You'll get 5 coins for every photo you add to your profile of you doing this quest.

Tell us about your experience! You'll get 25 coins for writing a blog post about achieving your quest. It's your chance to inspire others.

Inspire us! Have you found a short video that can inspire people to complete this quest? Tell us about it and if it's a good one we'll add it to the toolkit and you'll get 10 coins.

Do it again?

You can do this quest as many times as you like. The more times you repeat this quest, the more badges and points you will get!

Collection

This quest is part of the power-warrior collection.

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