My Energy Usage

You can check your electricity usage anytime, anywhere with SmartHub, Stearns Electric's free online account management tool. If you have not already done so simply Register for a SmartHub account and Log in via computer, smartphone, tablet and choose the “My Usage” link or icon.


You will be able to view your electric usage in a number of ways – monthly, daily or hourly. Every dollar counts. Being aware of your electric usage can lead to simple actions to save your energy dollars.

SmartHub’s data will help answer questions such as:

  • How much more electricity do I use when its 30 degrees?
  • What day of the week do I use the most electricity?
  • What hour of the day do I tend to use the most electricity?


Using this information and changing habits can have a positive impact on lowering your electric bill. Monitor your usage via SmartHub and see what happens when you:

  • Turn your thermostat up/down 4 or 5 degrees.
  • Lower your water heater temperature to 120 degrees.
  • Turn your heating and/or cooling systems off for an hour. View your usage data the next day to see how your daily usage compares to the day before. This will show you how these systems can affect your electric bill during the winter and summer seasons. 

 

How to Read Your Data

The chart below shows the fluctuation in monthly energy usage. This can be impacted by a variety of things such as weather, appliance use, lighting and more.

 

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For additional monthly information just click on the month and view your usage for all days in that billing cycle. Next, click on a specific day and see hourly usage for the entire day. See in the graph below that this household used the most electricity between 8-9 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.

 

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Another feature of SmartHub allows you to view your average monthly, daily or hourly electricity usage. You’ll see below that this household uses the most electricity from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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SmartHub allows you to compare monthly bills. In the graph below, March usage is compared to
April usage. This member used more electricity in March than they did in April. The information
shows that the average temperature was 17 degrees lower in the winter month which is very likely the cause of the increased electric usage.

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