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Can You Really Save Money on Your Energy Bill with an App?

Vicky Parry 17th Mar 2023 No Comments

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This is a paid post on behalf of ivie

Thinking about how much energy we’re using has become part of our daily lives. Before April, most people would maybe only contemplate the cost of living when they looked at their energy bill or gave a meter reading. Even then, not many of us had to think about how much individual appliances cost to run and few of us had to really consider the price of energy on a daily basis.

Now it feels as though every time we turn on the TV or open a newspaper, someone is suggesting how we can all cut down on our energy use. Air fryers are flying off the shelves; articles are being written about how to stay warm without using the central heating; people are sharing tips on how to save money by turning off appliances at the wall and avoiding the tumble dryer.

Energy bills are sky high and it’s likely they are going to get even higher. It’s no wonder that many of us feel like we’re not in control of our bills. There is lots of advice available, but it can all feel very overwhelming. We all know we need to be aware of what we’re using and how much energy is costing us (and the environment), but unless you’ve got the time to put individual figures into an online calculator and use that to estimate where you could be saving, we’re all just doing the best we can.

This is where ivie comes in


As we all know, understanding energy can be difficult. But with the help of an ivie Bud in-home display (IHD) and the free ivie app, energy can be easy. The ivie Bud uses your smart meter energy data to show you how much energy you’re using in real time and also lets you monitor your appliances’ energy usage. The ivie Bud is also easy to set up and works with all energy suppliers.

The newly launched ivie app brings in even more insight into your energy usage and lets you make energy-saving decisions on the go that’ll help you save energy and carbon at home. The ivie app is free to use and can be upgraded to show live data when you connect an ivie Bud.

Smart meters can’t save you money on their own. But don’t be too alarmed. The ivie Bud and the ivie app works with your smart meter to show you exactly where your energy – and your money – is going.  

The ivie Bud costs £49.99 (+delivery). and  is the latest in-home display that  shows you how much energy you are using in real time – daily, weekly and monthly. That means no more waiting for your bill to land to find out how much money you have spent. You can also set a budget and even check how much each of your appliances cost to run.

The ivie app is free to download and can be used on its own, but has the added option of upgrading to live data when linked to the ivie Bud. With the aim of helping you cut your energy bills, the ivie app tracks where you are using the most energy. Whether that’s your central heating, your washing machine, or your oven. The activity breakdown chart uses data from your smart meter to highlight which appliances and activities are costing you the most and tells you what steps to take next to make these areas more energy efficient. 


Live home energy data is also available in the ivie app when you connect the ivie Bud IHD to it. Making instant energy-saving decisions with live data is crucial for effectively reducing your usage and bills. So, this is a game changer for those wanting to get on top of their energy bills before they drain your bank account.

Not only can the ivie app help you understand your usage, but it also gives personal insights and challenges that can help you save more. For instance, if you’ve tried all the usual energy-saving tips, the app can suggest other ways to cut down your bills like swapping out your bulbs for LEDs or improving your roof insulation. All challenges are tailored to your energy usage and will make clear what changes will bring the biggest savings.

The ivie app has smart prediction technology to forecast your estimated energy costs for the month and spots trends in your usage – like whether you’re using more than expected. All useful information for whether you need to make changes to your energy using habits or keep on doing what you’re doing.

You can download the free ivie app on Google Play and the App Store.

Can this really help you save on your energy bill?


Who better to answer this question, than people who use the product? Whilst another gadget and another app might seem like just one more thing to think about, the point of the ivie Bud and the ivie app are that they really are simple to use, and they actually do save customers money:

“Absolutely delighted with my ivie Bud. It has really helped me with awareness of my energy use. Keeping an eye of how much I am spending on a daily / monthly basis is helping me budget too. I also love the challenges on the app to encourage changing my consumption habits in the home.”

“I got my ivie Bud 30th October and was really excited to see what it could do, having never had an IHD before I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect! I’m not only able to see my live usage on my phone, but easily check my daily, weekly, monthly usage on the ivie Bud when at home. I’ve also managed to knock £40 off my next month’s estimate.”

Saving money on your energy bills doesn’t have to be daunting and you don’t need a maths degree to work out how to reduce your electricity and gas usage. By using the ivie Bud and app you can quickly and easily work out the best way to cut down on your energy, reduce your bills and do your bit for the environment.


DisclaimerMoneyMagpie is not a licensed financial advisor and therefore information found here including opinions, commentary, suggestions or strategies are for informational, entertainment or educational purposes only. This should not be considered as financial advice. Anyone thinking of investing should conduct their own due diligence.

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