Use Smart Home Gadgets to Reduce Electricity Usage
Did you know that by using smarter everyday gadgets, you can monitor and reduce your electricity usage? Here are a few energy-saving smart devices to consider:
Bluetooth light dimmer – Light dimmers reduce light wattage and output significantly. Bluetooth compatible and app-controlled dimmers, such as the Leviton Bluetooth dimmer and the GE Bluetooth Smart Switch, allow you to shut off a light that you may have forgotten about no matter where you are.
Energy efficient wall plugs – You might think that your appliances are energy efficient already, but smart devices like the Belkin WeMo Insight might tell you otherwise. This smart device plugs into your wall and monitors how much power you are using and which appliances you might consider upgrading.
Programmable thermostat – With a programmable thermostat you can set the heat or AC when you are home and turn everything off when you are gone. Some Bluetooth compatible thermostats, like the Nest or Ecobee, let you have control from wherever you are via your phone, so you never have to worry about forgetting to turn off the heat or AC before leaving.
Smart Outlet – A smart outlet plug like the ConnectSense Smart Outlet is super useful and energy efficient. It is a great alternative to a power strip, but it only does what you ask it to do. The Siri-controlled device connects to an app and to your home’s WiFi. You program what you need it to do for you, such as turn on the lights and fans at once.
Tap into your circuit breaker – You can add devices such as Neurio or Ecoisme to your circuit breaker to monitor all of your power use throughout your home. This data will help you learn where you can save on electricity.
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