Tracking your energy usage will keep you and your electricity bill out of trouble by giving you insight into your energy consumption habits so you can adjust them accordingly to rescue your power bill!
Why you should track your energy use
With electricity prices on the rise squeezing household budgets, knowing how much energy your household uses and when can help you save money on your electricity bills.
Tracking your energy provides you with a way to see simply and clearly how much energy your household is consuming and adjust and tweak your habits to reduce your consumption and ultimately reduce your electricity bills.
What are the benefits of tracking your energy usage?
Knowing your energy consumption arms you with the knowledge to control your usage and costs, and allows you to identify areas of high energy consumption. Using the right tools you can then manage your household’s energy costs and usage to make the right choices for your household.
In 2014, the average household electricity usage in Australia was 5,817 kWh per year. With most people around Australia paying between 16-30c per kWh - reducing your household energy consumption could slash your electricity bill by hundreds of dollars each year.
The less energy you use the more money you save on your energy costs. Thinking about how and when you use your energy can drastically slash your power bill and put you in the driver’s seat.
How do you track your electricity usage?
Electricity bills usually only show how much total energy your household uses, and aren’t helpful for identifying areas where you can reduce your electricity usage.
But, a home energy management system can help you track your energy use so you can find trends and opportunities for change.
What is a home energy management system?
A home energy management system is a technology platform that has both hardware and software that assists you to monitor your household’s energy usage and production and to control and conserve energy usage.
How does a home energy management system work?
Home energy management systems track and record when your household uses electricity using hardware installed at your house and software connected via the Internet. You connect and interact with it via on your computer or an app on your smartphone or tablet.
The hardware is usually installed with your home’s electrical board and acts as a communications hub relaying messages from your home to you, and sometimes to your electricity company.
The software monitors and records all the ingoing and outgoing data and communications. So every time you switch on a light or turn on the dishwasher, it is recorded and translated into an easily read format, usually via a smartphone app or on your computer.
Monitor and track your energy usage with Reposit First
Take charge with smart energy monitoring, like Reposit First. You can monitor your household’s energy usage in real-time, and even get predictions for your household energy usage. Letting you plan the best times to use energy to reduce your electricity bills.
If you are one of the more than 1.64 million Australian households with solar panels on your roof, you can reduce your energy consumption by using your most energy hungry appliances such as the dishwasher or washing machine when your panels are producing more energy than your household is consuming.
If you don’t have panels, you can monitor your electricity consumption and reduce your electricity bill by using your energy hungry appliances at times when electricity prices are lowest. Some electricity plans charge different prices at different times throughout the day for using energy. By timing your appliances to come on when energy is cheapest you can save big on your electricity bill.
Doing all the calculations and sums to work out your household’s energy consumption and costs is complicated and time consuming. Smart energy monitoring software like Reposit First does it all for you.
You can monitor in real-time to get instant updates of accurate information at your fingertips. This means you have complete control of your household’s energy consumption and costs.
Learn more about Reposit First
Reposit saves you money by understanding when and how you use your electricity. Trial Reposit now or get free advice we can help you capitalise on your investment, track your energy consumption and lower your electricity bills.