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Future House | Smarter Home Electrical Metering

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey learns about a new device which tracks home energy usage


  • Any work inside the electrical panel should be performed by a licensed electrician.
  • Turn off the main power supply to the home and remove the circuit panel cover with a screwdriver.
  • Attach the supplied CT clamps to the two hot leads entering the panel from the utility.
  • Using the supplied wires, connect the monitor to a 240V double breaker for power.
  • Attach the antenna to the monitor.
  • Replace the circuit panel cover and restore utility power.
  • Complete setup using the phone or tablet app.