Want to cut down on your energy bills? There are plenty of innovative devices out there that could help you reduce your energy consumption and costs, using clever ideas and modern technology.
Back in March, we shared a few of our favourite energy saving gadgets, in an attempt to help you cut your energy consumption. Well, because we’re always looking for more ways to help you save, we’ve picked another 5 gadgets that are designed to help you save money.
1) Energy monitors
Energy monitors are smart little gadgets that display your live energy consumption and the cost per hour, which is the first step in making savings.
The OWL energy monitors are wireless and portable so you can assess how much energy each appliance uses when it’s on and off. Compare your energy consumption by day, week or month to see your expenses and using the advanced OWL Energy Monitor (OWL USB), you can link the device to your PC to review usage in more detail.
2) Eco showerheads
Want to save money on your water bills without taking a shorter shower? Eco showerheads combine air and water to offer a powerful shower using less energy.
The Mira showerhead produces seven litres of water per minute – not 15 like non-eco showerheads – reducing water consumption by up to 75%.
3) Charging stations
Did you know the average household wastes 16% of their annual electricity bill leaving appliances on standby? USB charging stations have been designed to reduce this ‘vampire energy’ and the amount of electricity used when devices are plugged in. With these smart stations, you can charge multiple devices at one time – using just one power outlet.
The Belkin Conserve Valet automatically turns off when all devices are fully charged, including all standby power.
Want a cost-effective way to save energy? There are plenty of free apps available which have been designed to monitor and reduce your energy bills.
Check out our 5 favourite energy efficiency apps
The nifty Chop-Cloc is a gadget that uses ‘chopping’ to reduce your heating bills. This technique cuts your heating’s on-time by turning off your boiler for brief periods each hour. It isn’t enough to notice a shift in temperature but it can save you an average of £120 per year!
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