Powercents | The Life of K: Powercents

Monday, March 4, 2013


Just a quick post today. I had to share an amazing app called Powercents. Powercents tells you when off-peak hours are for energy use. This is particularly useful for someone like me who is home during the day.

I used to run the dishwasher right after breakfast if it was full. Now I check the app and see that it's peak time then but if I wait until 11am it switches to mid-peak and I'll save money. There's no way I would have remembered without the app.

Same thing with laundry. I used to wait until 9pm to start a load thinking that was when off-peak time started. Turns out in the winter off-peak starts at 7pm. So I put a load in after dinner and it's ready for the dryer after the kids are in bed. No more laundry getting moldy in the washer overnight. Well, it happens less often now.

The app has much more than just the peak/mid-peak/off-peak times. It gives you tips for saving money, insights into how to change your energy use, and checklists based on the seasons.

Did I mention that it's free? I think I'm in love.

Are there any great apps you use? I'd love to know!

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