Smart Home Devices and Your Electricity Bill

Lower your utility bill and make life easier with smart home devices. Learn more about how these devices can save you money, from Mr. Electric.

Does opening the mailbox to find your monthly utility bill leave your heart working overtime? Catch a break, going green and saving green with these convenient, energy saving smart home devices.  

Best Smart Home Devices for Energy Savings:

There are many different ways to ‘smartly’ cut your energy bills down to size. Offering minute to massive energy savings, the changes these devices can make in your monthly energy expenditures will add up quick!

  • Smart Thermostat ($100+)
    Heating and cooling is your home’s largest energy expense, making upgrading to a smart thermostat a wise investment indeed. Once installed, the latest models learn your thermostat preferences, processing your family’s optimal comfort settings with outdoor temperature and humidity for a more consistent home climate from season to season. Adjust settings from the couch or while away via smart device driven app. Many models even track your family’s smartphone locations, automatically adjusting temperature for your arrival, and break down costs/usage into a user-friendly graph to help you find added opportunities to save.
  • Light Occupancy Sensor Switch ($10+)
    Light occupancy sensors replace standard light switches in the home. Sensing when your family enters/leaves a room from many feet away, they turn lights on and off when needed. Most also detect natural light, further saving on energy use. Great for guest baths, the utility, and anywhere people fumble for the light switch.
  • Smart Outlets ($25+)
    Smart outlets replace standard outlets. Working via smart device driven app or Alexa/Siri/Google Home voice-operated command, schedule the times you want your outlet on/off for easier, more efficient operation of lamps, fans, humidifiers, coffee pots, water heaters and more.
  • Smart Plugs ($11+)
    A means of adding a smart outlet with a little less fuss, smart plugs insert into your existing outlets, no re-wiring required.  
  • Smart WiFi Switch
    Connect fixtures in your home to this smart switch, then operate them from anywhere via smartphone/device. A convenient, energy saving option for porch lights, bedroom lights, fans, and more.
  • Smart Surge Protector ($20+)
    Fight energy vampires – devices like video game consoles that suck down large amounts of juice even when not in use – with a smart surge protector. Plug in entertainment center devices, create a mobile device charging station, and more, safeguarding against surges/overloads and fighting vampire energy drain via app, Alexa/Siri/Google Home, or an auto-scheduler, preventing unnecessary energy expenses.
  • Smart LED Light Bulb ($10+)
    Using 75 percent less energy than obsolete incandescents, LED light bulbs are already a wise choice. But smart bulbs are unbeatable. Turn off bulbs, dim, and even adjust colors with today’s latest smart bulb tech remotely or via Alexa/Siri/Google Home.
  • Smart Blinds ($150+)
    In summer months, heat gain can put the pressure on your air conditioning system fast if you get direct sunlight into your home. Smart blinds give your HVAC a break, automatically closing when they reach a pre-set temperature or adjusting on-schedule.  
  • Smart Sprinkler Controller (95+)
    Smart sprinkler controllers can cut your outdoor water expenses by 50 percent (not a typo)!
    Using a combination of weather data and programmed information on your yard’s watering needs, it will optimize watering so not a drop of water goes to waste.

Smart home devices save money. Get ready to smarten-up your energy savings game. Lower your utility bill and make life easier with the help of Mr. Electric today.

This blog is made available by Mr. Electric for educational purposes only to give the reader general information and a general understanding on the specific subject above. The blog should not be used as a substitute for a licensed electrical professional in your state or region. Check with city and state laws before performing any household project.