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September Energy Tips

Today’s growing array of smart-home appliances and technologies have slowly, but steadily, changed our homes and lifestyles. The increased reliance on so many devices has new implications for home energy use and efficiency. Read below to learn how you can manage energy more wisely with the use of technology. 

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Using Smart Technology to Manage Energy Savings

 

Consumer electronics coupled with the growing array of smart-home appliances and technology have slowly, but steadily, changed our homes and lifestyles. So how can we save energy when we are using more electronic devices than ever before? The answer may lie with some of those same electronic devices that have become indispensable to modern living. In many cases, energy saving is a touchscreen away, as more apps enable you to monitor energy use.

 

From the convenience of your mobile device, smart technologies can maximize your ability to manage electricity use across several platforms -- controlling your thermostat, appliances, water heater, home electronics and other devices.

 

One of the easiest ways to make an impact on energy efficiency is with a smart thermostat, like Nest models. Using your mobile device, you can view and edit your thermostat schedule, monitor how much energy is used, and make adjustments accordingly. For example, program your thermostat for weekday and weekend schedules so you are not wasting energy when no one is home. Take a look at the Nest Thermostat E, which can be purchased for only $169!

Learn More About Nest Thermostat E

 

 

Learn just how energy efficient you are with the Home Energy Adventure below.

 

 

 

 

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