How to use technology to lower your energy use

There are plenty of ways to use technology to lower your energy bill in 2015, including installing an iComfort wifi thermostat from Lennox.

Here are a few more ways to use new tech to save you money.


Smappee is a system that uses a monitor and special electrical outlets to monitor where your home’s energy consumption is coming from. You’ll always understand which appliances are using the most energy, and they promote that you will lower your energy cost up to 12 percent. The monitor is $250 and it comes with one free plug, so there is a substantial up-front cost.


Oroeco turns saving money and reducing your carbon footprint into a game of sorts. According to their website, “We make tracking your climate impacts easy by automatically putting a carbon value on everything you buy, what you eat, how you get around, and the energy you use at home.”

They are able to offer you personalized tips for saving energy and for helping the environment.

Green Outlet

Green Outlet is a 99 cent iPhone app that shows you how you are potentially wasting energy. You have to enter all of your power usage information manually, so it’s some work to set up. From their description: “By selecting the types of appliances you use in your home and entering how many hours of use per day for each green outlet will predict what your electric bill will be for the month.”


Looking for more ways to lower your energy bill? How about installing a new Lennox home comfort system? Call Kohles & Bach at 515-278-2900 for more information on how we can lower your energy costs.