Tracking Apps For Your Home Energy Efficiency Needs
Truck tracking apps can make the lives of drivers a little easier. There are many different types of these apps, each offering different features and options that will make life easier for the trucking industry and its drivers. So, why are they not the same as GPS-based systems?
Facebook has recently launched one of the first social media tracking apps
for vehicles. While this might sound like a good feature, the reason it is unique is the fact that it is actually a Facebook application. Yes, that means it is an application for Facebook, which has the potential to cause a lot of problems if it is not properly monitored. It would also seem that with the recent advancements being made in place technology through GPS, satellites, and many other tools, staying track of exactly where an asset is at any given moment would no longer be a major deal.
Another of the two major trucking apps, TomTom
can provide users with more detailed information than just the city of Paris. This means that the data provided could include such things as average speed, average route, the time of day that the truck was stopped, the estimated time for the trip to Paris and the estimated time for the home, as well as the driver’s average distance, time of the trip and how many times they have traveled during the day. As you can see, this type of information could be useful to both the driver and their company, but does that mean this type of system should be allowed on the driver’s cell phone?
Green Pulse and power are two of the leading smart meters
on the market today. They work by using an infrared motion detector to track the amount of energy waste that a particular light bulb or appliance is generating. This is done by taking a snapshot of the appliance when it is in use and again when it is turned off. Once the program has this information, it can then create a report that will allow the consumer to take advantage of energy efficiency by making some simple changes to their lifestyle. For example, if the appliance is constantly on while the homeowner is at work, it is wasting energy and they might consider changing to another light bulb. This may not seem like a huge change, but it can make a huge difference in the amount of money saved over the years.
Both of these tracking devices
use a fairly standard smart meter technology, so there is nothing new in the way that consumers use their energy monitoring devices. However, the difference between Green Pulse and Opower is that they take this a step further by combining the information from the smart meter with the actual measurement of how much energy is being wasted. In other words, they are providing a virtual smart meter that monitors energy use instead of only being able to monitor the consumption of the light bulb. Because both of these systems use infrared technology, the data collected can be fed directly into a spreadsheet, giving the individual the chance to see exactly where their energy use is falling short of their desired goals.
As a homeowner
I know that sometimes a little extra effort on my part can really help me to save a great deal of money on my monthly utility bills. When I can see what is going on in front of me, I can then make some adjustments that will help me continue to save as much money as possible. For me, this means that not only do I track my usage to ensure that my usage meets my goals, but I also take the opportunity to give my family some guidance as to how we can continue to save even more. This is why tracking home energy sensors and using an energy management system is one of the best things that I can recommend for anyone serious about saving money and reducing their impact on the environment. Even if you only have a basic understanding of energy conservation, the right tracking program will help you achieve your goals.