4 apps to help you stay on top of your energy usage

Jun 13, 2018, 05:45 AM

Want help monitoring your energy? There’s an app for that!

They say there’s an app for everything, and that includes plenty of options to help you make smart energy choices.

These are our picks of the best free apps to help you keep track of your energy consumption and guide you to being even more energy efficient.

Simply Energy

For Simply Energy customers with active smart meters, this has to be one of the easiest ways to keep track of energy usage and costs.

The app keeps an eye on how much energy is being used in your home and when. That’ll help you determine when your household uses the most energy, so you can take steps to reduce it. It’s also a breeze to pay your bills safely and securely on the go so you don’t miss out on your Pay On Time discount!

Available for iOS and Android.

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Energy Rating Calculator

The Energy Rating Calculator app, created by the Department of the Environment and Energy, helps you make clever choices as you shop for appliances. While you’re browsing, type in the models you’re considering and the app will do a quick comparison of the respective running costs. That way, you can take the long-term costs into account before putting any money down.

Available for iOS and Android.

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Coconut Battery

There are so many ways we run down the efficiency of our smart phones without realising it. Coconut Battery helps by providing information on the battery of your Apple product – desktops, laptops, tablets and phones - including tracking how many times your computer or device has been charged from 0% to 100% (the fewer the better), your battery’s current temperature (the lower the better) and handy tips so you can take steps to improve its efficiency and it’s lifespan.

Available for iOS.

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Light Bulb Saver

We all know the right lights can make our homes more energy efficient. But choosing the perfect bulb can be confusing. LED or CFL? Lumens or Watts? And just what do you do with all your old halogens?

Also created by the Department of the Environment and Energy, the Light Bulb Saver app simplifies the research, helping you pick the best lighting for your home and showing you how much energy you could save by making the switch.

Available for iOS and Android.

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