This is especially true of energy – the only thing you buy that you don’t know the cost of until after you’ve used it, and have no idea what you used it for.
Research has shown that real-time monitoring of energy use can help you reduce your bills by 5-20%. That’s a pretty wide range – totally dependent on the quality of the information you receive, and the opportunities you are provided to do something about your usage.
A revolutionary breakthrough in home energy management
The eMonitor brings, for the first time, an affordable solution for homeowners to monitor the energy use on every circuit of the home, giving them visibility to where energy is being used – and wasted – and the ability to take action.
The eMonitor's unique combination of circuit- and appliance-level monitoring, continuous analytics and diagnostics, tailored recommendations, wide spectrum of safety, cost, and usage alerts, and easy-to-use web interface, puts the homeowner in total control of their electricity use.
Total Home Energy Management™
Powerhouse Dynamics is building a Total Home Energy Management solution that lets you manage all uses – and sources – of energy in your home. Total Home Energy Management:
Starts with real-time monitoring at the right level: every circuit in the home plus selected individual outlets.
Continues with targeted suggestions for reducing energy use and leveraging renewable energy.
Enables you to control your thermostat and other devices to maximize comfort while reducing costs.
Adds ongoing alerts about appliance or PV problems, unusual usage, overloaded circuits, energy bills to-date and more.
Provides you the ability to see how your actions impact your carbon footprint – and how you compare with others.
Unique and Affordable Circuit-Level Monitoring
The only way to get the right level of granularity for informed decision-making
24x7 minute-by-minute monitoring of:
Supports monitoring of:
Up to 100 circuits
120v and 240v
Multiple circuit panels
Renewable energy (solar PV, solar thermal, wind) production, savings, efficiency, and problems
Unprecedented Control Through Detailed and Actionable Real-Time Analytics
- Easy-to-read, interactive graphs make it easy to see what causes spikes in energy use and when and where energy is being used
- Updated every minute
iPhone interface (Q2 2010)
- Energy-saving recommendations based on usage
- Receive proactive alerts, including:
- Overloaded circuits
- Appliance problems
- PV problems
- Unusual usage
- Energy bills nearing user-configured thresholds
- Appliances left on
- Appliances not drawing power
- Optional remote control of individual outlets and thermostats
- Seamless integration with popular home control systems
How It Works
The eMonitor connects to the circuit breaker panel in the home with sensors that clamp around each circuit. In this way, all electricity uses in a home can be monitored.
Supports monitoring of:
- Up to 100 circuits
- 120v and 240v
- Multiple circuit panels
For situations where even more detail is desired – for example where two or more appliances share a circuit – a Smart Outlet can be added. This unit communicates with eMonitor wirelessly (via ZigBee®) and can be used to remotely control that outlet. The eMonitor can support up to 50 Smart Outlets.
An integrated programmable communicating thermostat (PCT) also connects to the eMonitor via ZigBee® and provides the ability to control temperature settings from the Dashboard to help reduce energy costs.