Tips for Saving Money & Energy
These helpful tips can help you save money and energy by utilizing the power of smart devices in your home!
- Keep an Eye on the Thermostat
Did you know that your home’s heating and cooling units are generally the largest contributor to your electric bill? Adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer in the summer and lower in the winter can offer substantial annual savings. As part of the Demonstration you will soon receive a smart thermostat that allows you to pre-set it, or adjust the temperature from your phone easily.
- Access and Control from Anywhere
The Connected Annapolis app is designed so you can control your new “smart” devices remotely on your smartphone – even when you leave your home. Just open the app and turn things on or off – or check the status of your devices – with a simple click.
- Customize Your Alerts
Some people like continuous notifications and other people just want to know when something is wrong. The Connected Annapolis app allows you to choose your preferred setting and receive information when you want it.
- Go Ahead and Make a Scene
You can create custom scenes in your home by connecting different devices like lights and motion sensors.
- Speak Up
If you are receiving an Amazon Dot as part of your Journey, all it needs is some clear verbal instructions. You will need to assign names to your connected devices. Then, all you have to do is ask Alexa to turn that device on or off (e.g., “Alexa, turn off my kitchen light”). You will find a tutorial video on how to set up your Dot on connectedannapolis.com.
For general energy savings tips, visit BGE.COM and click on “Ways to Save” and then “Year-Round Savings Tips”.