There are a variety of reasons that someone might want to add smart devices to their homes. It could be a convenience factor, to automate non-smart appliances, or perhaps for safety reasons. Unfortunately, one consideration that some may not see is home much using smart devices can positively or negatively impact your home’s energy usage. Thanks to Amazon, you can easily monitor your smart device’s energy impact if you know how to access the Alexa energy dashboard.
How to access your Alexa Energy Dashboard
Amazon has implemented a way for the best Alexa speakers to help you see how much energy your smart devices are using. This feature is part of the company’s Climate Pledge Friendly program, which is a larger effort to help the environment. Now, let’s get you set up to check out how much energy your smart home uses.
- Open the Alexa app on your phone.
- Tap on Devices at the bottom of the screen.
- Select Energy Dashboard towards the top of the page.
- You’ll see usage for all the connected devices. Tap on Lights or Plugs at the top of the page to see those specific categories.