2 Tools You Can Use To Control Your Home's Energy Usage

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With energy prices going higher, you want to do everything you can to make sure that your energy bills stay low so that you aren't paying an arm and a leg. There are ways that you can do that. One of them is to use a home energy management system.

Home Energy Management System

A home energy management system will do a lot of things. You can use it to do everything from monitoring your energy usage to helping you control various devices, depending on what you need, what you are looking for, and how much control you need over your home energy usage. 

Monitor Energy Usage

There are different ways that you can use an energy management system to monitor your energy usage. One way you can do it is to talk to your electric provider and see if they have a smart meter installed. The nice thing about having a smart meter is that there are often apps that you can use to connect with the smart meter so that you can watch your energy usage in real time. That will let you see when you are using the most power so that you can adjust it as necessary. You can also talk to your electric company to see if you can sign up for energy usage alerts.

Control Devices

You can easily use energy management systems to control certain devices and outlets. The easiest way is to plug in a special meter into an outlet. You can then plug your device into the outlets on the meter. The meter will connect to your Wifi, and then you can use an app to connect it to your new meter. You can use the app to see how much power something on that particular outlet is drawing at any given time. The fact that the meter is attached to your Wifi and you have an app that will control it means that you can turn off the power to the meter, which will turn off the power to anything that is connected to it. That will help you get rid of anything that is a parasitic power draw. 

If you are worried about your home's energy usage, there are things that you can do that will let you monitor and control your energy usage so that you can keep your energy usage down and your electric bills under control. 

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