Brian Sloboda

Home energy monitors are installed into your home’s breaker panel. It’s important to note you should consult with a licensed electrician before performing any work on your breaker box. Photo Credit: Sense Home Energy Monitors
Today, everything from thermostats to Crock-Pots® to light bulbs can be ­controlled with a smartphone app. Looking to the future, utilities across the country are ­working on systems that will communicate with smart electronics and appliances to ­automatically tell the ­electric utility how energy consumption can be reduced.
Geothermal systems use underground coils filled with water or a special solution that work with a heat pump unit to heat and cool a home or business.