As you start to use SwitchHop, you might be thinking, “Why did these guys build this amazing service?” (at least, we hope you’re thinking that ☺ ).
The way we consume power and pay for it has been virtually the same for a long, long time. We blindly consume energy then get a bill for it a month after the fact. That’s kind of archaic considering the technology that’s out there today.
So, we think it’s time for a new experience – one where you can see what you’re consuming and what it’s costing you in real-time. It’s an experience where you can take action mid-month to ensure your bill doesn’t give you a heart-attack when you open it.
And we think home energy management should be social! We’re building tools to let your peers help you identify and achieve opportunities to save energy and lower your bill.
With that in mind, here are some of the guiding principles behind SwitchHop.