Smappee is the latest addition to the CMS portfolio for 2015. Smappee develops innovative solutions that foster sustainable energy consumption. They offer people user-friendly, affordable and efficient ways to use less energy without sacrificing comfort.
Smappee is not only the name of the product, but also of the underlying company. Founded in 2012 by Stefan Grosjean, an expert in the field of energy management. Previously he founded Energy ICT, which he built up into a world leader in the field of energy management solutions for industrial and commercial companies, government authorities and energy providers. Smappee represents his desire to apply his experience to the benefit consumers as well.
There’s smart meters and then there’s Smappee
Being more aware of how and when we burn energy in our home helps to cut consumption, ultimately saving us money and reducing our carbon footprint. The how? That’s where smart meters and smart energy monitors, like Smappee come in.
A range of smart energy devices have launched to help measure users household energy use and get a grip on their energy guzzling. There are plenty of tips and tricks online to help us to take care of the environment and monthly energy bills, but beyond switching off and unplugging, how can we get to grips with energy consumption?
In short, there are 3 options: Traditional / Mechanical models, Smart Meters and Smart Energy Monitors, like Smappee.
Traditional meters work by keeping an ongoing record of how much electricity a home uses. The meter is read monthly or quarterly and customers are billed for the electricity they have used. Traditional meters are mechanical in nature, so they have a tendency to slow down and become less accurate over time. What’s more, mechanical meters require annual maintenance and regular visits from meter readers.
2. Smart Meters
Smart meters go one step further, showing users just how much electricity they are using. Smart meters do away with inaccurate estimated bills as they automatically send accurate energy readings back to the supplier. This can offer customers peace of mind, knowing they only paying for the electricity they have used.
Unlike traditional, or standard smart meters, Smappee offers users real-time readings on their energy consumption, delivering data right to their smart phone. Smappee tracks every kilowatt of energy used, so there’s no more guessing.
What’s more, Smappee outperforms smart meters by tracking energy consumption down to the appliance level, as each has a distinct electricity signature. With this unique feature, Smappee can help users to quickly spot energy guzzlers in their home. These actionable insights help customers to detect which devices are working less efficiently, perhaps encouraging them to switch to energy-forward light bulbs, a more cost-effective freezer, or reminding them that lights need to be switched off when they leave the room. In fact, Smappee customers can save up to 30% on their monthly energy bills.
And here is the catch; despite the recent advancement in energy technologies; the influx of smart meters and most smart energy monitors, we’re still burning through far more electricity than we need. It turns out that new technology alone doesn’t lead to a change in behaviour. In order for smart energy monitors to drive measurable improvements, they must help us to create and sustain new habits.
Thankfully, Smappee is one smart energy monitor that bucks the trend, as it has behavioural change strategies at it’s heart. Smappee delivers accurate energy readings, encouragement, tips and customised advice to your customers phone at a time when they are most likely to take action. It’s this collaborative and motivational approach that helps Smappee customers to save up to 30% on their energy bills.
- Actionable insight and targeted advice based on your energy readings, to optimise your power use
- The chance to manage a more efficient, sustainable and less costly energy source than your traditional energy consumption
- Reduced energy costs, up to 30%, thanks to real-time accurate energy readings of all main appliances
Smappee smart energy devise are available from the CMS Store.