1.1 Introduction: what is the problem?

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6.4 T152 monitor support
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6.3 Using the monitor
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6.2 Getting started
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6.1 Introduction to the home monitor
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5.4 Difficult appliances
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5.3 Using the monitor
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5.2 Getting started
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5.1 Introduction to the plug monitor
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4.1 Introduction to energy monitors
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3.4 Energy bills
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3.3 Unmetered fuels
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3.2 Vampires database
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3.1 The workbook
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3 Record your readings
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2.3 How to read your meter
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2.2 Meters
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2.1 Introduction to measuring energy usage
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1 Before the course starts
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