Notice how certain times of year, your electric bill is really high? Instead of wondering why, think about consulting the Smappee for energy savings.
It has sort of a weird name, but Smappee is a new home energy management system that can monitor your home’s energy consumption. No utility companies or monthly fees are needed.
Instead, Smappee gathers all sorts of real-time energy data via a single clip-on sensor that attaches to a user’s main powerline. It can collect info on how much energy and money various appliances and devices consume. Users can then view all of that info through the company’s free Android and iOS apps, which can display both real-time data and historical information.
Each Smappee order also includes a wireless Comfort Plug smart home device, which allows users to turn devices on and off remotely through the app.
Other features include notifications and “triggers” that allow you to customize how devices interact with each other. For instance, users can set the coffeemaker to heat up before an alarm goes off. There’s also a solar version of the Smappee available, so homeowners can monitor the total amount of renewable home energy that is generated and consumed.
“Smappee’s information does more than save money—it also encourages sustainable behavior change,” said Stefan Grosjean, the company’s CEO and founder. “With Smappee, we want to show that individuals, not just businesses, can play a key role in tackling this issue, by reducing unnecessary consumption in their homes. Every small change we make is one piece of a larger and more significant puzzle.”
Smappee is currently available for a one-time fee of $249, with the solar-panel monitoring option selling for $349.