You may already be familiar with SmartHub as a convenient online destination to view and pay electric bills, but it can do much more.
Want to see your current day-to-day usage? SmartHub can show this information in kilowatt-hours (kWh) or cost, dated up to three days before present.
SmartHub Handy Notifications Feature
SmartHub can send messages via text or email, delivering bill alerts and notification of important Cooperative announcements. This system can even notify you when home energy usage passes a specific threshold that you determine. Such notifications could help you be more mindful of usage if you know a particularly hot day is coming. And since SmartHub allows you to quickly and easily update your phone number, email and mailing address, you can rest assured that you’ll never miss an important notification.
If our area gets a respite from the heat this summer—a period when high temperatures ease—but you still receive a SmartHub high-usage notice, it could indicate a problem with your AC/heating system. This information might not only help you avoid a high bill, but could also help prevent serious damage to your system by enabling you to address the problem more quickly.
SmartHub is Your Gateway into Greater Efficiency
SmartHub’s My Usage gateway includes a powerful suite of tools that allows you to monitor consumption in kWh or in cost:
Usage Comparison lets you compare any two bills from your entire usage history—April 2020 compared to March 2021, for instance, or maybe January 2021 to February 2021 and so forth. This tool includes charts that illustrate hour-to-hour and day-to-day usage, along with outside temperatures across and between months. With this information, you may be able to uncover patterns to help you better control usage in the current billing period.
Usage Explorer lets you track monthly, daily and even hourly energy usage compared to the outside temperature. What were the high and low outside temperatures on May 23? Do you see a connection between the day’s hottest temperatures and your highest energy consumption? Now compare this information to other June days. You may see informative patterns emerge based on day of the week, time of day and/or daily temperatures.
The Average Usage tool lets you view your average energy consumption for a selected period of time. How much energy do you typically use during the weekends? How much during weekday evenings? Average Usage will show you such data and more.
Whether on Mobile or Desktop, SmartHub is Always Free
Use SmartHub from a desktop computer by logging in at gvec.org. Download SmartHub’s free app to your smartphone or tablet from iTunes or Google Play by searching for “SmartHub,” and installing. Type “GVEC” into the search box when prompted to search by name.