by admin On Sep 15 2015
In this day and age, people can do virtually anything on their smartphones: from connecting to people around the world via social media to monitoring their fitness by tracking their every step. But did you know that you could also use your phone or tablet as a way to become more energy efficient? Here are four apps to monitor your energy usage:
This app developed by Energy Star allows you to compare the energy efficiency of buildings in your area. All you need to do is enter an address and the app will provide you with the Energy Star score, along with other details about the location’s energy use. This can be a great tool to utilize when trying to buy a new home or just to check up on your current home’s efficiency.
This clever app created by KeyLogic Systems, Inc. uses your energy consumption data to track your energy use over time and then develops strategies for reducing your usage. Customizable graphs make it easy to see exactly how your usage fluctuates.
The Green Outlet is a great app to use if you’re trying to find out which appliances in your home are eating up the most energy. Once you enter your data, the app will also help you calculate your average monthly cost by compiling individual estimates.
Light Bulb Finder
Switching out all your old incandescent light bulbs and switching to Energy Star approved bulbs is definitely a quick and straightforward way to save energy. Use this app to find the right fit and style for every lighting fixture in your home.
What energy efficiency apps are you using? Let us know in the comments!