NEW Energy cost meter BX09 – now available!


It’s finally here! Your new energy cost meter is already packaged and on the way to your home! And “Nooo!” – “Yes!” – “Ohhh!,” are the kind of comments à la Peter Sellers that you will  probably soon be making more often as soon as you have uncovered your first energy wasters. What? You don’t know what we’re talking about? What? You haven’t ordered anything? Well, don’t you want to know which of your household appliances is the biggest power guzzler?

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NEW Energy cost meter BX09 – against energy wasters


Do you actually know which of your household appliances is the biggest electricity guzzler? Is it perhaps one of the appliances in your study where PC, Notebook, Wi-Fi router and printer consume more energy than you would like? Or perhaps it’s the television set? Now the guessing days are over: With the new energy cost meter BX09 you can save on high electricity bills, because it exposes the energy wasters. And with our DEAL offer you make yet more big savings …

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BX11 Energy cost measuring device – seconds at a bargain price

Energy Cost Meter

This offer is a hit – save 60% off the normal price! And the best bit: once you have bought the TÜV-tested BX11 energy cost measuring device you will carry on saving as it will uncover the energy-guzzlers in your home. This makes the BX11 a worthwhile purchase as it is effectively an energy cost measuring device in miniature. But what exactly does “second” mean?

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New “members” in the Trotec data logger family


There are three new “members” in the Trotec data logger family to give industrial, craft and construction users a wide range of applications for tamper-proof measuring.
The devices from the MultiMeasure Professional series convince due to the new and user friendly software for configuring and managing measured data. And the big display allows you to read the measuring results even from a few metres distance. Read More

Google goes green – and so can you!

google electricity costs

When you consider that and had a massive 90.56% share of the UK search market in May of this year and that this figure was only marginally lower in the months leading up to this representative period, then it would be fair to say that on the basis of the search words we enter into our search engine Google knows quite a lot about us.

But how much do we know about Google? Which facts do you find most interesting and which most intriguing? Read More

Cooking pasta and saving energy: A Test

Boiling water (and money) on the stove

On our German Facebook page, we just ran a little competition in which we asked our fans to post their best tips for saving energy. In the course of this contest, they shared a lot of useful advice and proved that there are quite some things you can do to save not only precious energy from being wasted, but also a nice amount of money from being spent in vain. A lot of useful, amusing and surprising tips were collected, but then a little dispute emerged between two of our fans. The point of issue was:

Is it energy-efficient to boil the water for pasta in an electric kettle before proceeding to cook the noodles on the stove?

The question is whether this really saves energy (because an electric boiler is not only faster, but also needs less energy) or maybe even consumes more (because two single appliances must be heated). Since we were the ones who had raised the question in the first place, we thought it is kind of our responsibility to clear up this confusion. Or maybe we were only looking for a good excuse to meet up with some colleagues for a little reunion outside the office… and after all, we at Trotec have the means to find the solution to this dilemma. That is, we have the right equipment: The BX 11 is a handy little device that allows you to measure the energy consumed by any electrical device you decide to plug in – and even gives you the exact amount of money spent. Read More

Electricity straight from the sea

Electricity from the sea is no longer a vision: the future has already begun off the coast of the Orkney Isles in the North of Scotland where the world’s largest wave test facility has been installed near the small port of Stromness, a site which was not picked for its rugged views and primeval landscapes but because it has the highest wave energy potentials in Europe, if not the world.

Huge hopes have been placed in the eco-friendly plant dubbed “Oyster” which transforms the energy produced by the waves into electricity. This incredible feat is achieved by means of flap gates anchored to the seabed which pump seawater from 10m long yellow pipes floating half a kilometre off the coast in the Atlantic through a turbine installed on land to the rhythm of the waves.

Now that the first contracts allowing sea areas to be used to generate electricity have been awarded, the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, already predicts that Scotland will one day be “the Saudi Arabia of marine energy”. In fact of the ten licences that were issued worldwide, nine were specifically for areas off the Orkney Isles.

The project is an extremely ambitious one: one of the intermittent targets that has been set is to provide 350,00 households with electricity derived from this power source by the year 2020. So just how realistic are these plans? Neil Kermode, managing director of the European Marine Energy Centre Ltd, the company providing the marine-based energy technology, has his doubts. He believes that these are still early days compared to other renewable energy alternatives like wind farming. He puts this partly down to underfunding, pointing out that it is not only seawater but also money that needs to be pumped into the project for it to succeed on such a scale.

So until the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that this revolutionary new form of inexhaustible and therefore hopefully more affordable energy is made available to people not only in the outer corners of Scotland, but also all over the world, we, the consumer, will have to continue to cut back on the amount of electricity we are using to keep our electricity bills in check. What a better a way to do this than with the BX11 energy meter, the easy-to-use, plug-in-and-monitor energy-saving device that can knock £100s of pounds off your energy bill by unearthing the greedy little appliances around your home that gobble up electricity even when they are in stand-by so that you can do something about changing your own little cosmos.

Buy a BX 11 energy meter today and make a statement that will also make a difference on your bank statement.

Prices for chimney sweep services soar

Chimney sweeps probably perform one of the oldest occupations in the world. The profession can be dated back to the 12th century when the first chimneys were built to draw the smoke from roaring fires out of ancient castle fireplaces. The growing number of towering chimney stacks and clay chimney pots which popped up across the country in the 18th and 19th centuries during the time of the Industrial Revolution turned chimney sweeping into a very popular profession. But only when the chimneys were built to be big enough for a man to pass through did the profession lose the disreputable image which it had acquired during Victorian times due to the abhorrent practice chimney sweeps had of sending small boys up dangerously narrow chimneys in which they frequently got hopelessly stuck and sometimes even suffocated.

Nowadays a chimney sweep is often considered a symbol of luck: in parts of Great Britain they are extremely popular at weddings where they are thought to bring the bride luck. And in Germany small pipe cleaner chimney sweeps in pretty little plant pots are often given as a gift on New Year’s Day.
Prices for chimney services soar

But not everybody can count themselves quite so lucky: the “Gebührenverordnung für Schornsteinfeger”, the new act regulating the fees which chimney sweeps can charge for their services, has resulted in a price increase of up to 60% for a third of all households in Germany. And although according to the media portal “Der Westen”, the changes, which have been in place since January 2010, will not affect the other two thirds of all families, this will come as small consolation to those who will have to dig considerably deeper into their pockets when the chimney sweep comes knocking at their door.

For those affected the new legislation will prove to be a bitter pill to swallow. These additional costs come on top of the costs which members of health funds are already having to pay for an ailing health care system, and with an imminent rise in VAT looming on the horizon some families will be looking for other ways to cut their household budgets and save money on other essentials.

For example electricity. But here’s where we can help. You can literally knock £100s off your electricity bill by switching off certain appliances like set-top boxes, hi-fi systems and DVD recorders at night instead of just switching them to stand-by, and also by identifying – and eliminating – the true electricity gobblers in your home.

An energy meter from Trotec will provide you with just the information you need to unearth these nasty little culprits. Information including the exact amount of energy each of your appliances is consuming and just how much that relates to in hard currency.

And with a bit of luck you will end up saving more than you had hoped for.

TDS 20 electric heater comes with free BX10 energy cost meter

Purchase a TDS 20 electric heater today and you get a BX10 energy cost meter for free!

Heat small rooms with a compact electric heating unit and keep an eye on the power consumption of appliances in your household.

See the BX11 energy cost meter at a glance …

Have a look at the compact TDS 20 electric heater …

This offer is valid only on December 22nd.

B400 large-scale humidifier plus exclusive accessories for free

B400 humidifier plus BX10Even on December 7th there’s much more to get: the B400 large-scale humidifier is coming with a free BX10 energy cost meter and a free BY10 tyre pressure meter.

Benefit from a wide range of possible applications due to a high-performance humidifier of the latest generation and two very reliable measuring devices for the use in the home.

You may never get the chance again to snatch such a great special offer. Don’t hesitate and order your B400 large-scale humidifier package with free accessories now!

Save money today and buy online now: B400 humidifier plus free accessories

This offer is valid only on December 7th.