I’m not usually a big one for selfies but I’ve just discovered the kind of selfie that I do like- one that saves me money! I used the free #Homeselfe app to get a personalized report to see how I can save $$$ on my energy bills.
I must admit I cringe when I see how high our utility bills are every month. Although we have already done many energy saving steps, I am always keen to find more ways to save energy and money! Homeselfe is an easy, simple way to do a home energy audit without having to pay a professional 100’s of $ to do it for you. The app is free to download on iOS and Android and you personalize it by creating your own profile that includes information such as your home size, dwelling type, current water and energy bills, and utilities company. You do need to provide personal contact information to get the full report.
The app contains a digital mock up of a home and in each room you complete a questionnaire. Some of the answers I knew straight way such as “do you have low flow shower heads?”, others I had to check such as “is your water heater Energy Star certified?” I liked that I didn’t need to complete it all in one sitting, and that it was easy to see which rooms I had completed and which I still had items outstanding.
Once I completed the Homeselfe and personal profile, it took less than a minute to create my personalized report. I was pleased to see that the overall energy efficiency of our home was good, but it did still identify ways we could do even better. With the changes it suggested we could save almost $600 a year on our energy bills and it identified $850 worth of rebates that are available in our area.
I like to think of myself as energy conscious, and we had already done many of the more obvious changes such as choosing Energy Star certified appliances and low flow shower heads. Where Homeselfe was really useful was in making me think about the more hidden ways we waste energy. Did you know that the typical home looses 20-40% of the air that moves through the duct system? I didn’t, and as we haven’t had had any maintenance on our heating ducts in years that is our no. 1 priority now. We also need to look into improving our insulation.
Although #Homeselfe is designed to help you save money, it also shows you ways to help conserve the Earth’s precious resources and #livegreener which is a win/ win in my book! #EnergyConservation
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iTunes Link; Homeselfe – EnergyDataMetrics
My HomeSelfeby EnergyDataMetrics
Category: Education, Business
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 78.77 MB
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NOTE: Though this post has been written in partnership with Homeselfie, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support me!
Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).