Receiving your quarterly energy bill can be stressful, particularly if you don’t know how much electricity you’ve been using day-to-day.
To help you avoid this, Ecologic has created a web and mobile app that shows householders exactly how much electricity is being used in their homes.
Within just a few minutes, you can build an electronic power profile and accurately calculate energy consumption in each area of your home. Once you understand which of your appliances uses the most electricity, Ecologic can suggest ways to reduce your consumption.
Here’s how to use Ecologic:
1. Answer questions
Ecologic asks you questions about your building and appliances. Questions are grouped by priority, with critical questions such as your type of heating system shown prominently, and more detailed questions shown in optional slide-out cards. You don’t need to respond to every question – any unanswered questions will be filled in with smart defaults.
2. Learn about your consumption
Ecologic feeds your responses into a cloud-based simulation platform and builds a
3. Create a plan to reduce your bill
Ecologic prepares a set of energy-saving recommendations – such as installing rooftop solar panels or adjusting your thermostat – based on the simulation data. You can compare the upfront costs, ongoing bill savings and carbon savings of each measure on-screen. Then, you can decide the recommendations you’d like to include in your personalised plan.
4. Review and act on your plan
The Ecologic app provides detailed advice on how to implement the measures you’ve chosen for your plan. For example, if you’re purchasing an energy-efficient fridge, Ecologic can provide a list of models and their various costs/benefits.
Taking control of your energy consumption
Ecologic puts you in control by showing you exactly how electricity is being used around your home. Armed with this knowledge, you can make decisions about how much money to spend on energy, so bill shock becomes a thing of the past.
To create your free Ecologic profile, go to www.getecologic.com/home/