Smart home apps to save you time and energy

It’s never been easier to stay in control of your energy, monitor your usage and cut back where you can. Thanks to clever, smart home technology like Amazon Echo, home automation and energy saving apps, you can lower your bills and make life that bit easier with a single tap of your phone… and in some cases without even lifting a finger. So we've rounded up our top eight apps that'll help you save time, money and energy – helping both your home and the planet.

Amazon Alexa

First up is the Alexa app. As soon as you've downloaded the app, interactions with devices are automatically mirrored for you to see on your phone or tablet. You're able to manage your music, bills, alarms and energy all from one handy place.

Commute greener

Wish you could change your commute but not sure where to start? Or do you loose motivation one week in? This app helps you change your daily commute patterns. Get ideas on how to make your commute greener, receive ride share ideas, map routes and earn badges and rewards when you do well.

Audio count down

With this great, but simple app, you can hear the count down as it ticks away. This is particularly useful if you're doing the washing up or in the shower. You can time yourself to use less water and take less time in the bathroom or kitchen.

Battery doctor

Have lots of smart devices? Lose battery at a critical moment? With this handy app you can keep track of all your devices in one place. There are tips for extending battery life and maintenance, accurate power level monitors and estimated time left on devices.

HeatSmart®

Forgot to turn the heating off? Or didn't set your timer to warm up the house before you get in? No matter where you are, with HeatSmart® you have control over your home's heating from your tablet or phone. You can also keep track of your energy use and set goals to help cut back where you can.

Stringify

This app allows you to connect your smart home, smart devices and smart wearables for total control. Built for the Internet of Things, you can enjoy a unified experience and one place to monitor all your home systems and devices.

WeMo

This clever range of plugs turns everything you plug into a socket into a smart device. You use the WeMo app to connect to all your plugs so you can easily turn anything on and off as you like, with your smart phone. Forgot to turn off the lights? Left your hair straighteners on? Not to worry – you can switch them off with your smart phone.

 

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