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ANGUS Murdoch, 38, and his wife Julie Spennewyn, 42, will be among the first residents in Warboys to have a monitor fitted in their home on Second Avenue We try to live a green lifestyle anyway and we believe in renewables and the first thing you can do

ANGUS Murdoch, 38, and his wife Julie Spennewyn, 42, will be among the first residents in Warboys to have a monitor fitted in their home on Second Avenue

"We try to live a green lifestyle anyway and we believe in renewables and the first thing you can do is insulate, insulate, insulate," said Mr Murdoch.

Our family will be will be keeping a diary of their findings, including which appliances within their home used the most electricity and how easy they found using the monitor.

Their progress will be reported on the Green Page over the coming months.

Mr Murdoch says his family has already taken steps to curb its electricity usage: "We remember to turn everything off but I still like the idea that we will be able to monitor our usage more carefully.

"We monitor water and energy as much as is humanly possible. Solar heated water is our next aim as we live in a 1970s house that is very inefficient."

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