Check out Alexa’s new energy dashboard!
You already know that Alexa makes it easy to control your smart devices.
What’s awesome about the new energy dashboard is that now you can easily keep tabs on exactly how much your smart bulbs are working on a daily or weekly basis.
And if you input the wattage of your Alexa-connected bulbs, it’ll even tell you exactly how much energy you’re using—and alert you to activity that might be increasing your energy bill (like if your bulbs are suddenly on more than they’ve been in the past).
To check out the energy dashboard:
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap “Devices”
- Tap “Energy Dashboard” beneath the different device types
Pro Tip #1
You have to have your smart devices linked to Alexa in order to use this.
Pro Tip #2
Keep checking out the energy dashboard to get more tips on how to save energy. (Today I learned that opening the oven to check on my cookies could be cooling the oven temp by up to 25 degrees!)