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Apps to Help You Track Energy Use

Written by Faith Foushee

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 08/23/2022

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Apps to help you track energy use

The best way to reduce your electricity usage is to track your home’s energy consumption. Knowing your energy use can provide more control of your electricity rate. Several apps make tracking your energy consumption a breeze. The following are available apps to help keep track of your home’s energy use. SaveOnEnergy.com® provides resources to learn other ways to save energy in your home

In addition to the smartphone apps below, discover how your energy consumption impacts your bill with our free online electricity usage calculator.

Emporia Energy

The free Emporia Energy app allows users of Emporia’s smart home energy management products to monitor and compare their electricity usage. The Emporia Energy app includes demand and time-of-use management tools. Users can set helpful alerts to better manage their energy usage, such as when leaving appliances turned on. The app also displays recommendations for ways to save money and energy, reducing their carbon footprint. Download the Emporia Energy app in the App Store and the Google Play store. 

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An Energy Cost Calculator

The Energy Cost Calculator app is a free electricity usage monitoring app that calculates the average home’s electronics cost. The app requires users to enter data about home electronics, including the device’s power consumption, use per day, period of use, and energy price. The results display your device’s total consumption and total costs. The calculator helps answer questions about how much it costs to watch television, savings from energy-efficient appliances, and other related questions. Find the energy cost calculators in the App Store and Google Play store. 

Nest Mobile

The free Nest Mobile app allows owners of a Nest thermostat to monitor and adjust the temperature in their home from anywhere with a smartphone. The Nest Mobile app reports energy usage and sends alerts about extreme temperatures. Users can also watch the camera footage and receive alerts about smoke and carbon monoxide on their phones. Download in the App Store and Google Play store. 

mySunPower

For SunPower consumers who use solar panels to power their homes, there’s the free mySunPower app. As it tracks your solar power usage, the mySunPower app also provides information about solar energy production, home energy consumption costs, battery power flows, and system history. Find the app in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

Meter Readings

The Meter Readings app can track up to five meters, such as water, electricity, and green energy sources. The app tracks the utility meters you already have in your home and compiles a consumption data report. Meter Readings will display all the meter data in easy-to-read graphs showing costs per day, week, month, and year. Past readings remain stored in the app so that you can compare recent data with reports from more than a year ago. This electricity usage app costs $0.99 in the App Store.

Using these apps can help keep track of your energy usage and may lead to savings on your electricity bill, but so can switching to another provider. Enter your ZIP code above to find current energy rates near you. 

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