The energy clock shows you how energy is being used in your home throughout the day. The clock shows 24 hours of usage information, from midnight to midnight with midday at the top of the screen. When viewing the current day the clock will show usage up to the current time.
The energy clock is interactive – by swiping your finger over the energy clock you can see how much energy is being used in your home at different times throughout the day.
Times when energy usage has been highest during the day will show up as a spike on the energy clock. These spikes correspond with times when one or more high-load energy appliance has been running in your home. By reviewing the times when energy use has been high and considering the appliances that were being used at those times you can better understand how using different appliances contributes to your power bill. This can help you to make informed choices about how you want to use energy in your home.
If your energy plan has off-peak and peak periods, the peak period will be highlighted in red on the energy clock. Charges for energy used during the peak time can be substantially higher than during the off-peak period, so using high load appliances outside of the peak period can help to reduce your bill.
Pro tip: Use the energy clock to watch out for energy being used at unexpected times, such as during the night when everyone is sleeping. Simply turning off “always on” appliances (such as games consoles and computers) when no-one is using them can have a big impact on your energy bills!