Tablet and smartphone electricity monitoring apps
Electricity monitoring apps are now available for Android and Apple mobile devices. No matter where you are in the world, these apps can show you 24 hours a day how much energy is being used by your business.
Just by picking your phone out of your pocket, you can immediately see how much your current energy use is costing you.
One high quality app in this space is ‘Efergy Engage’. Every 5-6 seconds, this app updates your energy use and costs on screen.
The app can be downloaded for free and can be used with the Efergy ‘Engage Hub Kit’ (this is available from EnergyCut.info/efergy).
What other information can you get?
The ‘Efergy Engage’ app account also allows you to analyse your energy information in more detail in a web browser. You can analyse electricity use over the last week, month or year, so you can easily track whether it’s going up or down. You can also see your usage history and budget how much you want to spend.
If your energy retailer charges you more for peak period electricity, the Energy Demand widget can help you to reduce costs during these times.
How does it work?
The Efergy Engage app and online account are free. To use it, you first need to order the Efergy Engage hub kit. This kit sends electricity use information from your meter panel to the app (it does this via your Wi-Fi). The kit is available for only $130 and represents a very low-cost way to monitor your immediate and ongoing electricity use.