There’s plenty to look forward to in winter. Movie nights in, warming up with a hot chocolate, winter fashion, ice skating and the list goes on!
The one thing no one wants to spend time on though is monitoring energy usage to avoid winter bill shock. Good thing then that we have handy little devices to turn to for energy-saving help.
Save time, money, and some sanity with these smartphone apps.
Department of Environment and Energy apps
Looking to bring energy bills down over these chilly months? It’s best to turn to the experts. The Australian Department of Environment and Energy have created two helpful apps designed to help you save both money and the environment.
- The Energy Rating Calculator compares various appliances to find you the most efficient model. Although one fridge might have a lower sticker price, it may end up costing much more in the long-run due to high electricity usage. Make a smart and informed choice when shopping with this app.
- Light Bulb Saver is another beneficial app that could lower your power bills. Lighting accounts for a significant portion of electricity spend, and with new bulb technology available, there are more ways than ever to save. This app shows you the best options for each room in your home and how much money you could save by switching bulbs.
Smart home apps – Alexa, Google Home, Home by Apple
Transform your home with products like Z-wave, HomeKit or Ikea’s Smart Home Systems. They allow you to automate the technology in your home and control it with a range of apps.
No more worrying about whether you left the lights on after leaving the house.
You can even sync your home with one of the many trusty apps and devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home and have complete control over it all!
Make energy-saving fun with JouleBug – an app that gamifies energy savings and sustainable living. This free app uses a mixture of mobile gaming, social media and educational tools to encourage people to lower energy bills and reduce waste.
It’s a great way to remind yourself of the little everyday things you can be doing to save energy while having a little fun.
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