Eyedro Product Review: Wireless Home Electricity Monitor

Eyedro Product Review: Wireless Home Electricity Monitor

Eyedro Product Review: Wireless Home Electricity Monitor 

Eyedro product review – here is what Paul King, editor at pocketables.com has to say about Eyedro’s Wireless Home Electricity Monitor:

“The Eyedro Wireless Home Electricity Monitor is a device that lets you monitor your electricity use by the minute from a web page. There’s also a wired version of the Eyedro Home Electricity Monitor should you wish to save $60 that appears to be the same equipment and service, and they have a version more suited to businesses, but I’m reviewing the wireless flavor.

You can access the info on any device with a modern browser, and if you have an Echo you can ask Alexa what your energy usage is.”

To see Paul’s full Eyedro product review:  Eyedro Wireless Home Electricity Monitor review

 

Commercial Tenant Electricity Sub-Metering Dispute: Eyedro Case Study

Commercial Tenant Electricity Sub-Metering Dispute: Eyedro Case Study

Commercial Tenant Electricity Sub-Metering: Landlord Feels That Tenant Is Using More Power than Budgeted in Lease Agreement

In this case study we illustrate how Eyedro has been put to use resolving a commercial tenant electricity sub-metering dispute between the tenant and the landlord of a large commercial building.  As can be seen from the Eyedro real-time electricity monitoring graph data above, a tenant of a commercial building displayed an excessive electricity usage pattern that persisted for 12 hour periods.  This usage was very much out of line with that of the other tenants in the building.

After some investigation it was discovered that the tenant was testing some power hungry new technology.

Via Eyedro, the  landlord was able to show the tenant their actual electricity usage as well as the time period (in this case during peak electricity rate hours).

Because the landlord was sub-metering each tenant and tracking power consumption with an Eyedro Electricity Monitoring system, they were able to pinpoint the tenant’s unusual electricity consumption.  The tenant’s commercial lease was then renegotiated in a way that was fair to both parties.

The landlord ultimately recovered more than $1200 in electricity costs per year from this one customer alone!

 

Remote Electricity Monitoring During Storm: Case Study

Remote Electricity Monitoring During Storm: Case Study

Eyedro Remote Electricity Monitoring Can Alert You to Potential System Failures in Your Home

With Eyedro’s remote electricity monitoring capability it is possible to protect the assets in your home even when you are on vacation.

The MyEyedro screen capture below shows the electrical signature of a home owner’s sump pump.  The signal dropped out during a severe weather event.

The home owner was sent an email alert of a power failure and subsequent restoration of power. This is significant because the home owner was out of the country at the time.

When the home owner checked his MyEyedro account, he could tell by the waveform created that the sump pump was working very hard to catch up after the power was restored.

Because the home owner received an Eyedro power failure alert and was able to monitor the situation remotely, there was time to contact a neighbour and prevent the possible burn-out of the sump pump motor and subsequent basement flooding.

Eyedro real-time electricity monitoring systems with cloud based software – monitor and protect your home no matter where you are in the world.

Let Eyedro help you keep an eye on your Hydro!

 

sump pump cycling during severe weather event

Eyedro monitoring sump pump during severe weather event

New MyEyedro Peak Electricity Demand Plugin

New MyEyedro Peak Electricity Demand Plugin

Prompted by popular “demand” for a means to capture electricity demand, Eyedro is pleased to announce the addition of the new Portfolio plugin to our MyEyedro electricity monitoring platform.

The Portfolio view allows the MyEyedro user to determine 30 Day Peak Demand selectable by date, Instantaneous Peak Demand, 24 Hour and 30 Day Consumption.

In order to activate the Portfolio plugin the user’s MyEyedro account must have at least 2 display groups. In the case where a user has only one Eyedro device, a duplicate display group can be created.

For more information on the Portfolio plugin see page 58 of the MyEyedro User Guide.

Electricity Demand Explained

Electricity Demand is the maximum amount of electricity being used at any given point in time. Demand fluctuates throughout the day. For example, in the morning as people get up and get ready for work, take showers, run their cappuccino machines, hair dryers or waffle makers, electricity demand increases. In the early evening there is a second period of peak demand as people arrive home from work, turn on lights and appliances, cook dinner, fire up computers, etc. The greater the electricity demand, the greater the strain on the electrical grid to supply that demand, which is why many utilities will charge the consumer more during times of peak demand (Time-of-Use electricity rates). Time-of-Use rates are intended to take some of the strain off the grid by encouraging conservation at times of peak demand.

30 Day Consumption View:

MyEyedro Electricity Usage Metering 30 Day Consumption Data

30 Day electricity Consumption Data

 

24 Hour Consumption View:

MyEyedro Electricity Usage Metering 24 hour Consumption Data

24 Hour Electricity Consumption Data

 

30 Day Peak Demand View:

MyEyedro Electricity Usage Metering 30 Day Peak Demand Data

30 Day Peak Electricity Demand Data

 

Instantaneous Demand View:

MyEyedro Electricity Usage Metering Instantaneous Peak Demand Data

Instantaneous Peak Electricity Demand Data