Gadgets that Truly Help You Save Money on Your Electrical Bill

Gadgets that Truly Help You Save Money on Your Electrical BillAs more people look for energy and money saving products, more manufacturers are coming up with “green gadgets”. They allow their users to better manage their use of electricity so they can save money. Sadly, not all of these devices are worth your money…

So What Devices Should You Get Instead?

  • 1. Smart Thermostats

    These devices, which are a step above programmable thermostats, learn when and how the household uses the air conditioning or heating systems and follow these patterns accordingly for maximised energy savings.

  • 2. Smart Power Strips

    Unused appliances still consume small amounts of energy if they remain plugged. The energy used can add up pretty quickly, especially if you have a habit of not unplugging appliances that will no longer be needed for any reason or if there are many appliances or devices left unplugged at any given time for some reason. After a month, the energy used will force you to pay a good sum of money for the electric bill.

    Obviously, starting and maintaining a habit of unplugging appliances after use is the only way to stop them from still using power even when unused. But it can be difficult to do, especially if you have appliances that are connected to hard-to-reach sockets on the floor, behind other appliances that cannot be moved just as easily, and under a computer desk.

    With smart power strips, this task can be done easier. Since you only need to plug in appliances on fewer places, you only need to look for fewer places to unplug all appliances when they will no longer be used. And since power strips have switches, it only takes a push of a button to disconnect a number of appliances from power sources.

  • 3. Charging Stations

    As mentioned above, as long as an appliance or device is plugged to an outlet, it will consume energy. If so much energy is consumed, one will end up paying much for the used power as a result.

    While smart power strips are more than enough to help you save money by ensuring that all devices and appliances do not consume power when not used, a charging station allows you to save even more money by functioning in a similar manner. This is what makes it a valuable device to go with smart power strips.

    They work by automatically disconnecting device or gadget chargers when the devices or gadgets are fully charged. There are other models that shut down after a certain amount of time has passed.

  • 4. Energy Management Systems

    An energy management system allows you full remote control of the many different appliances, devices, and electrical essentials in your home. Having these set up in your home by a skilled electrician ensures that no energy is wasted because an appliance was left plugged and switched on, a few light bulbs were left switched on, or even because you left the coffee maker on.

Of course, it’s important that you get Energy Star appliances along with the above gadgets if your aim is to save energy and money. If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed with all the energy saving tips and tricks out there, feel free to give us a call. We are always happy to help you with your energy saving needs!

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