High Tech Devices to Help You Save on Electricity

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In today’s modern day and age, electricity is anything but cheap. Many people have experienced ‘through the roof’ utility bills due to their excessive use of electricity. However, it is not all too uncommon to receive a hefty utilities bill even when you’ve just been using your electricity at a normal, or even reduced, rate.

The plain fact of the matter is that electricity in particular and energy in general are expensive. There is no changing that. What you can change is how you use these two things. While this can be done with your own wit and ingenuity, it is all the more easily done with the help of high tech energy saving devices. There are dozens of these on the market today but the three discussed below are the absolute best of the best. When used correctly, they will help you save money on electricity at home.

Programmable Thermostats

A great place to start on your quest to save electricity is with a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat is exactly what it sounds like it is. It is simply a thermostat that you can program to turn on and off at certain times of the day. This allows you to keep your home at the absolute perfect temperature for you without overusing your heater or air conditioner or leaving them on during the day while you’re at work.

Motion Detector Light Switches

Another top of the line high tech device that will help you save boatloads on electricity each month are motion detector light switches. These nifty little devices can detect when you are in a room and then turn the lights on automatically. They can detect when you leave a room and then turn the lights off automatically. In addition to being incredibly convenient, motion detector light switches help save electricity by keeping your home’s lights turned off when they are not in use.

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Perhaps the single easiest way to save money on electricity at home with the help of a high tech device is by installing energy efficient light bulbs. Even when these are turned on, they use less energy (and thus save more money) than their traditional counterparts do. Energy efficient light bulbs come in many different styles, models, and versions. LED or HUE are two of the most popular kinds. Installing energy efficient light bulbs alongside motion detector light switches can serve as an energy saving one two punch. Many websites, such as Alberta Electricity Providers Calgary, are able to show you just how much you can save by installing energy efficient light bulbs.

There are a plethora of energy saving devices on the market today. While all of these do their jobs just fine, the three discussed above do the very best jobs possible. Invest in these high tech devices and you will reap the rewards in energy savings.

Jessica Watts  is Electrical Engineer working at Alberta Electricity Providers Calgary. She likes to write about ways to use technology to save electricity and increase productivity on various online blogs.

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