Smappee, a new smart home gadget has just launched in the UK and aims to save you money on your energy bills.
The system is an energy monitor to individually identify appliances in your house and see which ones are sapping the most energy.
Smappee combines a free app for smartphones and tablets and the in-home monitor to help watch all the energy consumption in your home.
Just install the monitor by clamping the sensor around your main power cable of your fuse box to enable Snappee to identify, monitor and provide you with detailed energy consumption information.
“The costs of energy waste is an unnecessary burden on British households. Our goal is to reduce power consumption in the UK by helping people to change habits, become more aware of their on-going energy use, and realise sustainable savings,” said Stegan Grosjean, the founder of Smappee. “Depending on a user’s consumption pattern, Smappee pays for itself in just over a year and realises cost savings of over £500 across five years. More importantly you’re helping to achieve a more sustainable world for everyone; lowering the burden on already strained power grids and on the environment.”
Via the app, Smappee provides interactive graphs to display your energy usage and the costs each day, month or year. Different appliances in your home are indentified automatically thanks to their unique “intereference pattern”.
If you’ve shelled out on solar panels, the Smappee app also shows you the contribution they are making to your electricity bill.
The Smappee Monitor costs £169 on its own, but you can also purchase additional Smappee Comfort Plugs.
These wireless adapters sit between your device’s plug and the power point to let you turn your devices off and on remotely. You’ll get one package in with the Smappee Monitor for free, but you’ll have to purchase any additional ones you require.
A pack of three costs £34.99 or you can get a 6-pack for £59.99.