While you are preparing for the festive season, the thought of saving energy may not have crossed your mind yet. However, energy costs are the biggest monthly expenses for UK households. The first step is to reduce your monthly bills and keep track of them. This is now possible through smartphone apps. Every homeowner can have energy efficiency at their fingertips thanks to mobile technology. Here are the top 5 smartphone applications from reputable energy providers to help you save money.
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From one small convenient box, you can control doors, windows, lights, and security sensors. This application goes even further if it’s connected to blinds, dishwasher, and thermostats. From your smartphone, you can change the control panel, view which appliances are left on and change their settings. Prizm’s Kickstarter has the potential to control your energy use based on your lifestyle so you can save money on your monthly bills.
This free app allows you to change your home’s temperature just by using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. In fact, you can control the temperature of your house from any location thanks to its iRemote. This device sets the room temperature higher or lower according to your comfort needs. However, Nest Mobile only works with its own Nest Learning Thermostat to help you save energy and money.
Ecobee Smart Thermostat
The Ecobee Smart Thermostat application works wherever you are. It helps you understand the cooling, ventilation, and heating demands that are associated with energy. You can easily download the app’s information on your PC in order to create charts and reports. You can also create temperature timetables at home and save money.
First Utility App
First Utility has come up with the added convenience of a smartphone app that gives its customers an insight into their accounts. This easy-to-use app provides energy saving tips and tools to help you lower your spending. The customer reviews about this leading company has been positive because of the application’s usefulness. Some of the key features of this application include: submission of meter readings, monitoring your energy usage over time through graphs, making a payment to your account, and updating your account from anywhere in the world.
To sum it up, this energy provider aims to help customers have quick access to their account information by using one simple smartphone application. The current version is the new and improved one, which is re-designed to include personalisation features as well as timeline tracking of important payments.
CodeGreen Energy is another new application that allows users to compare the energy efficiency of their properties in their area. Real estate companies and other businesses can especially find this app useful for comparing building efficiencies. Simply enter your business address and you will presented with the Energy Star rating for the building in that particular location, along with the energy usage data of the building.