Save anywhere, anytime with energy efficiency apps for renters
Save cash on utilities while giving Mother Earth a hug.
The app market has done wonders for energy efficiency enthusiasts. These apps give renters control over their resources while they’re at home or away. Control makes it easier to determine your cash and energy savings.
Check out these apps for iPhone and Android products:
Control4 My Home places complete home automation at your fingertips. Control the temperature, light settings, security and entertainment devices from your tablet, phone, or PC. This is one of the best rated home automation apps on the market, perfect for the techie who is enthusiastic about efficiency (and remote control).
Nest Mobile App allows you to adjust your thermostat at home or away via your mobile device. This allows for even greater customization than the “programs” feature on your thermostat. There is also an app available for Honeywell Total Connect with similar features.
Light Bulb Finder connects you to the most energy efficiency bulb for your home, appliance, or gadget with this easy to use resource. The current version does not have LED bulbs in the database, though we’re sure that’ll be part of future updates.
Verizon Home Control makes managing energy use, controlling lighting and adjusting thermostat easy with this user-friendly app. Added bonuses include security features that allow renters to lock doors, control your home alarm system and more.
New apps are available daily through GooglePlay and the Apple App Store. Check in weekly for the latest products and be sure to read reviews, which can be helpful for determining which is the better of similar products.
It’s also important to stay on top of updates with these apps. Updates can often include more accurate methods of calculations and new products.