A smart monitoring system allows you to see your energy usage which helps to identify ways to decrease energy use.
Monitoring energy use and power generation helps to understand where energy is being used in the home.
There are a number of energy monitoring devices that can help you track and monitor energy usage. These start from around $40 for a simple power socket plug-in device that will tell you how much an appliance is using to $400 for a device that can monitor “real time” energy usage from the kitchen bench. There are also systems that can be integrated into a new build that can monitor every appliance independently.
The system allows you to better understand how much power your family uses and provides real-time data on energy use which can be used to track your improvements over time.
Talk to your builder about options for management/installation of off peak electricity metering which may offer on-going savings.