We are always trying to save money on electricity. No matter what we do, it's not always easy to follow through. We have selected four items that we thing will help you with your eco-friendly project of reducing your carbon footprint. Most of these devices are easy to use and will reduce your bills. Read on to find out more.
Ecobee: The Smart Thermostat
One of the first steps of saving money by reducing your carbon footprint is to reduce and control the heating of your house. How many times have you left the heating on while you were at work? How many times are rooms heated and no one in them? This happens commonly and mostly people just forget that the heating is on. This happens even more when kids are around. The Ecobee enables you to control your heating remotely. It's WiFi enabled and can be controlled remotely. It also monitors the weather outside. It's quite expensive, but the company says that within 12 to 18 months you'll recoup your money and start saving. The device costs $385. [via GearCrave]
Wattson: track your energy usage
Wattson plugs into your electricity counter and tells you how much you are saving by reducing your energy usage. The first step to reducing what you consume is by knowing how much you use. This is a great way of cutting down on how much you are consuming.
EnergyMate uses a variety of sensors to track your energy usage. It tracks gas, water and electricity thanks to its modern and technological suite of sensors. All of the results are displayed on a touchscreen in color, making it easy to see what is happening in your home.
Energy Hub is another electricity monitoring device. It tracks your energy usage and displays it properly. It's another way of making sure that you're not over-consuming.