Installing a residential power meter requires one to work inside the main circuit breaker panel where electricity enters the home. Turning off the main breaker cuts power to most but NOT ALL points within the panel. Main feeders coming from the utility's meter to the main breaker always remain hot unless disconnected by the utility.
By all means, if you are not completely at ease working in this environment, call a licensed electrician to perform the installation. Safety is of utmost importance!
Trouble shooting network connections for energy monitors that utilize the Internet can be a real source of frustration as well. A basic understanding of computer networking should be considered a prequesite to doing your own installation.
If you are well aware of the risk, the challenges and accept the responsibility of working inside an electrical panel with hot spots, read on...
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