Ways to Monitor Your Electrical Use

Ways to Monitor Your Electrical Use

07 Mar

Ways to Monitor Your Electrical Use

Have your recent electric bills been over the top? Reduce your family’s energy consumption and put more money in your pockets with smart monitoring technology. At Mr. Electric of Atlanta, we help residential and commercial clients find creative ways to make their electrical systems as safe and efficient as possible. Smart devices and monitoring can provide an easy, convenient way to keep you and your loved ones aware and accountable about how much electricity is used day to day. Here is a short list of some ways you can begin to monitor your home’s energy usage today. 

Smart Plugs

Smart plugs provide an introductory level of technology for household’s who are considering making the leap to a smart home. These small individual plugs or plug bars are inserted into your normal outlet, but offer a unique feature. You can turn monitor the amount of energy being used from afar with an app on your phone, tablet or other mobile device. Most models will also provide a way to shut off power to the plug as well, so you’ll never have to wonder if you left the curling iron or toaster oven on again. 

Smart Appliances and Lighting Systems

If you’re already in need of an appliance upgrade, then consider switching to one with smart features. For example, a smart thermostat will allow you to turn the HVAC system off in the morning, and back on an hour before the kids get home from school, without leaving the office. Smart lighting systems can be set to a timer based on a customized schedule, or might come with a motion detection feature so the lights will automatically shut off when someone leaves the room. Change your refrigerator’s temperature as needed or receive an alert every time someone leaves the door open after grabbing a snack. 

Whole Home Energy Monitoring

Want ultimate control over your energy consumption? Try installing a home energy monitoring system. These unique devices allow homeowners to monitor their energy usage in real time across their entire electrical system. You’ll be able to analyze data, to determine who leaves their light on the most, and which appliances are costing you a small fortune. This level of detailed data help empower homeowner’s with knowledge so they can make informed lifestyle changes and purchasing decisions.  

Ready to Reduce Your Energy Usage? Call Mr. Electric of Atlanta

Are you concerned that your electrical devices and appliances are using too much power? Don’t waste money on guesses. Use energy monitoring devices for accurate information so you can make the best decisions for your family. Call Mr. Electric of Atlanta today to find out how we can help you reduce your monthly utility costs. We proudly offer a wide range of electrical services for home and business owners in Atlanta, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Marietta, College Park, Roswell, Alpharetta, Georgia and other nearby metro area communities. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment with a certified, licensed and insured electrician in your neighborhood.