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    3 Smartphone Apps that Help You Save Energy

    3 Smartphone Apps that Help You Save Energy

    March 15, 2019

    apps that help you save energy

    Does receiving your utility bill in the mail each month make you groan with frustration? Energy is expensive, and thanks to modern technology, we use lots of it every single day.

    At 24/7 Electric, we are always happy to help our customers save money and reduce energy consumption. We’ve hunted down some of the best mobile apps on the market designed with energy efficiency in mind. Here are three smart phone apps that help you save energy (and money).

    1. Energy Tracker

    Have you ever wondered about the breakdown of your energy consumption by utility category? Have you ever wanted to read your meter yourself? The Energy Tracker app lets you have unprecedented access to information about your energy consumption.

    Save your consumption data from each utility bill and Energy Tracker will chart it for you. Use the camera on your phone to scan your meter and get an instant reading right there in the app.

    It’s easy to be negligent about the amount of energy you are using if you aren’t tracking it. But once the data is recorded in your tracker app, it will inspire you to turn off more lights and turn down the thermostat when you leave the house!

    2. Energy Cost Calculator

    Once you have begun tracking how much energy you are using daily and monthly, you can use the Energy Cost Calculator app to determine how much you are really spending on gas and electricity.

    This app is especially helpful for determining which of your specific electronics use up the most electricity and cost you the most money. Leaving your plasma screen TV on all day or leaving a phone charging cable plugged in 24/7 becomes less appealing when you understand how much money it costs.

    3. CodeGreen Energy App

    Thinking about moving anytime soon? With the CodeGreen Energy App, you can find out the Energy STAR score for any address. That means you can determine how energy efficient an office or apartment building is, and how it compares to other buildings of its size on average.

    This can help you make informed decisions as a renter and help you factor in the price of potential utilities with the price of rent. It can also be helpful for small business owners who are deciding whether or not to lease a new space.

    We hope you love these smart phone apps that help you save energy!

    Sometimes a little extra awareness about the energy we consume is all it takes to make us more mindful. By tracking your energy use, you can lower your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

    If you are interested in other energy-saving tech like LED lightbulbs, solar panels, dimmer switches, and more, give us a call at 24/7 Electric. One of our expert electricians will be happy to answer your questions, make product recommendations, or schedule service for you.

    If you need a licensed and qualified electrician in Calgary, call 24/7 Electric! 587-315-1361 for a Calgary Electrician, or complete our online request form.