New gizmo helps consumers monitor where energy goes

There’s now a new hi-tech way to help monitor not just how much energy you’re using but also where it goes. ‘Smappee’ allows consumers to know if you fridge is […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

There’s now a new hi-tech way to help monitor not just how much energy you’re using but also where it goes.

‘Smappee’ allows consumers to know if you fridge is pulling more power than your TV and if you’re boiler is beating your iron.

Speaking to ELN at the Rexel Innovation Centre, Richard Morgan, Business Development manager for Smappee explained what it does: “It is an innovative home automation and monitoring solution which essentially enables people to get transparency and visibility on how much energy their home is using but also where that energy is getting used within the home. Is it being used in the oven, the lights, or the kettle?”

Consumers just need to connect the technology to their fuse box with a clip-on sensor. The information can be read in any tablet or smartphone through an app.

 

The product claims to make homes more energy efficient, as it provides real time readings as well as costs and allows householders to switch appliances on and off remotely.

Smappee say householders who have the technology can save up to 30% of money on their electricity bills.

Mr Morgan added: “This is the value proposition of Smappee, giving people for the first time that visibility on where does the energy cost go in my home.”