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Using Apps to Monitor Your Energy Usage

by Harriet "Ronnie" Ellis 08/11/2019

There are apps for tracking your data usage. There are apps for monitoring your credit. Are there apps that can monitor energy usage? Yes, there are! Moreover, the great thing about these apps is that they are free! Here are the best apps you can use to monitor your energy usage:

Simply Energy

For users of Simply Energy with working smart meters, this is unarguably one of the most straightforward ways to keep track of your energy costs and usage. The application helps monitors the amount of energy you use in your home and when you use it. This is a great way to know when your household consumes more energy so you can take quick steps to minimize it. You can also use the application to pay your utility bills at the snap of a finger, so you don't have to worry about missing out Pay on Time discount.

Energy Rating Calculator

Next, on the list is the Energy Rating Calculator. This application was developed by the Department of the Environment and Energy to help homeowners make wise choices as they shop for electrical appliances. With this application, you can input the model you are thinking of buying, and the app will swiftly make a comparison of its running costs. By doing so, you will be able to consider the long-term costs before purchasing the appliance.

Light bulb saver

It is a well-known fact that the right lights can make any home more energy efficient. However, picking the perfect bulb can be a headache. Watts or Lumens? CFL or LED? Moreover, your old halogens, what do you with them? Just like the name, Light bulb saver is here to save you. Developed by the Department of the Environment and Energy, this application makes your research easy by helping you choose the perfect lighting for your home. That's not all this application will also show you the amount of energy you might save by making a change.

Green outlet

Green Outlet was developed to allow users to know which appliances in their home use the most energy. To get it started, the application only needs some personal data before it will calculate an average monthly cost. One exciting feature in this application is that it comes with a notification sound to alert users if they are exceeding their carbon usage.

Energy Consumption Analyzer

This is another smartphone application that can help you track your energy consumption by including meters for several kinds of energy. This application will help you calculate your average rate of energy use: hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly. It runs on both Apple iOS and Google Android platforms and is extremely useful in tracking energy usage.

About the Author
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Harriet "Ronnie" Ellis

In the Spirit of the Seabees

Born and raised on the Pacific island of Guam, daughter of a Navy Chief who served there in the Seabees during WWII, Ronnie learned and lived the Seabee motto "Can Do" from an early age. The Seabees are the construction battalion of the Navy, rebuilding roads, bridges, utility systems and barracks. Falling in love with the island (and Ronnie's mother), her father returned to the South Pacific after the war to help in the rebuilding. Watching his multi-national successes and generous, outgoing attitude, Ronnie says, played a key role in making her the authentic person she is today.

After excelling at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting, she immediately started following in her dad's international business and real estate footsteps, albeit in princess flats. Ronnie breathes real estate with fierce loyalty to her customers and colleagues. She imbues her professional commitments with an affable, affiliative "Ronnie" humor; a natural resource that attracts friends and allies. Ask to describe her business self in three words, she chose: Innovative, Creative and Collaborative. Coupled with her accounting background she is strongly analytical, allowing her natural flow of precision and productivity to benefit those she represents. Those who know her say that Ronnie pursues all aspects of business with joy, confidence and integrity.
"I've been a real estate professional for more decades than a lady might care to admit," she says with her biggest smile. "But now my path from general brokerage sales agent to broker in New York, my experiences as a North Carolina broker, custom home builder and real estate developer, give me daily insights into both the opportunities and land mines of the property marketplace."

As a licensed general contractor, new home construction became her specialty. She's built neighborhoods and won prestigious Parade of Homes awards. Both Ronnie and her husband, Edward, have earned the National Association of Home Builders highest sales designations: Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM) and Certified Marketing Professional (CMP). An active and avid member of the National Association of Realtors, she was president of her local Board of Realtors in Havelock, N.C. She also supported the Rotary Club serving as newsletter editor, and she's a Chamber of Commerce member as well.

A visit to Melbourne, Florida in late 2010, convinced the Ellises that this should be their retirement home. With the move behind them and a mini-retirement under her belt, Ronnie decided she missed the day-to-day action of real estate. "The industry is challenging and changing constantly," she says. "I absolutely love it. That, and building relationships, working with customers and clients in all aspects. I stay excited and prepared to be a part of their journey."
Her final thoughts: "There are many people out there that I know I can assist especially with the backing I get from Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Coldwell Banker keeps me upfront with the tools and marketing to meet all my customer's needs. And I've never been afraid of competition. Like Dad taught me: "Can Do."