I got a nifty device for x-mas called the "kill a watt". It plugs into any outlet and then you plug in any load into the Kill-a-watt. It will then tell you exactly how much electricity that load is using.
I have been going around my house testing every electrical device, trying to figure out where every KWH is going to each month.
I have been monitoring Moe's cage for the past three weeks and I am very surprised in how much power it consumes. Now granted, it is about minus 15 F outside right now, but on average, his cage uses 5.25 KWH of electricity each day or about 160KWH per month. Considering my entire house usually consumes 400 KWH per month, Moe's cage is by far the largest consumer of electricity in our house.
I cant wait for summer and see what the consumption is then when I dont have 250 watts of nighttime heat on so often!
Yeah same here. I have two adult columbian boa's each in sepperate cages with 250 watts each, two baby columbians with 150, 1 sulcata with about 200 watts, and two small tortoises with about 100, and three kings with about 75 each. Also my tokay with about 50 watts... our electricity bill each month is around $400, but it goes down by half during the summer.