While you were absorbed in shooting out Angry Birds on iPhones, people at some corner of the world were developing this amazing app that would turn many heads. Most of us have often desired to join the green community doing pretty little things for the environment whether be it using less energy or switch over to an entirely eco-friendly setup. The yearning is obvious but the tools are at times obscure. However, this new mobile application claims to keep track on the energy and water use, analyze and suggest changes in consumption and to add-on prevents a dent in your pocket.
Apps to encourage sustainable living, eating, and travel especially are on the rise and Energy Saver is one such application. The app tracks your water, gas and electricity consumption. This ingenious app helps set up energy profiles for your house or multiple profiles for various seasons. The app allows addition of pre-programmed water and electricity appliances and creates their profiles. The app lets you select the energy rates in your locality. Then the energy consumption of your appliances is scrutinized. This app gives you a chance to optimize energy efficiency and minimize the household budget.
According to EnergySaver:
EnergySaver allows you to analyze your current and estimate your future energy consumption instead of just analyzing or tracking past energy consumption. EnergySaver also enables you to customize and analyze each appliance’s energy consumption instead of just the overall consumption. By analyzing each appliance’s current energy consumption, you can make real changes that will translate into more money in your wallet.
The app is presently available on the iOS for iPhones, iPads, and iPods and is accessible in Android format as well. EnergySaver also helps locate appliances using more energy, helping to make wiser purchases in future. It claims to reduce 10% of your electricity bill just by reducing unidentified loads. In a few easy steps you would have an energy profile of your house and the solution to curtail usage. In all it is an entirely smart app!
Smart phones are everywhere and this makes an easy gateway to access ‘energy efficiency apps’ or ‘energy saving apps’. The app makes maintenance easier, improves efficiency and ensures installations meet code standards. So get going; your little bit for the environment is just a step away!
Krishnakali Ghosh is an aspiring environmental planner who is pursuing her Bachelors from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. She has worked on housing development for urban poor and traffic management and is presently working on a lake development project in Bhopal.
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