Why a Homeowner Should Monitor Their Electricity Usage

Why a Homeowner Should Monitor Their Electricity Usage

Why a Homeowner Should Monitor Their Electricity Usage

Some benefits of monitoring your electricity usage:

Electricity bills are a significant part of any household’s monthly expenses, but people make little to no effort to manage them. This is because it is thought of as an entity that just can’t be managed. However, this isn’t true.

You can monitor your electricity usage and manage it. In fact, over a longer period it will be beneficial for you.

Consumption Awareness

When you install an Eyedro energy monitor in your home, you will become more aware of how you are consuming electricity.

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In this way, you can keep track of your daily consumption to better understand your expenses.  You’ll also get an understanding of which of your appliances and devices consume the most energy.

Energy-Efficient Alternatives

Once you have your daily numbers, you can begin to gauge how much usage is necessary. Based on that, you can plan and keep the usage of certain pieces of equipment to a minimum.  For example, you may want to run large energy consumers like dryers and ovens during off-peak hours if you are charged time-of-use energy rates.

You’ll also know which devices are consuming way more electricity than they should. This can help you switch to better options that are more energy efficient. As a result, you’ll save a significant amount of money.

Eco-friendly Habits

When you minimize your electricity consumption and switch to energy-saving options, you automatically become more mindful of your environment. You can reduce your carbon footprint and create an eco-friendly energy consumption pattern for your home.


Energy consumption monitors are seen as an additional expense in any household. People think about how much money will be spent buying and maintaining one and thus choose not to purchase it.  Good news! Once your Eyedro is installed it is virtually maintenance free.

However, what they don’t realize is how much money can be saved with an energy monitor. It significantly brings down your monthly electricity bill.

Besides helping you save money, energy monitors bring a significant change to your mindset. You learn to save energy, understand the effect your equipment has on the environment, and curb its usage. In the end, these things make you follow a more mindful and healthier lifestyle.

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Power Monitoring Off-Grid

Power Monitoring Off-Grid

Power Monitoring Off-Grid – Eyedro Review

Energy Monitoring Made Easy

Follow along with Kirk of the The Forever Homestead as he discusses the challenges of living off-grid in a cold climate, the need to carefully monitor power consumption vs. solar generation and how he is using the Eyedro EYEFI-4 solar energy monitor to make that an easier task!

“Monitoring power while off grid is important for many reasons including battery health. In this video we give our feedback on a device from Eyedro Green Solutions.”



“My honest review is – it’s pretty spectacular!”

Eyedro EYEFI-4:


  • Easy to install
  • Solar ready
  • Real-time data
  • Free monitoring via MyEyedro.com
  • Four (4) 200A sensors included, perfect for monitoring mains power plus solar generation
  • Compatible with Eyedro 5A – 200A current sensors
  • Connects via WiFi
Appliance Monitoring MyEyedro Consumption
Appliance Monitoring Demand Plugin

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Energy Saving Rebate Tools

Energy Saving Rebate Tools

Energy Saving Rebate Tools


Energy saving rebate tools when and where you need them!  MyEyedro cloud software includes a comprehensive suite of tools that will simplify your rebate submission reporting.

When the Director of Energy Management at a leading automotive manufacturer was tasked to reduce energy used by the large compressors, they turned to their Eyedro energy monitoring system.

The Eyedro Energy Monitoring System provides you with:

    • Easy-to-understand energy reports,
    • Advanced Alerts* when operations go astray
    • Peace of mind to know that your business and equipment are being monitored by MyEyedro, Eyedro’s advanced cloud-based system

By simply using the Comparison plug-in found in the suite of included software tools, the Director was easily able to see the savings that switching to a more energy efficient compressor had on the bottom line and was able to submit the data to the local Utility for rebate funding.

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Cloud-Based Intelligent Software & Reports

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Comparison Tools for Rebate Submission Reports

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Energy Monitoring Made Easy

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How Much Money Am I Actually Saving With My Solar Panels?

How Much Money Am I Actually Saving With My Solar Panels?

How Much Money Am I Actually Saving With My Solar Panels?


  • What are my solar savings?

Solar energy monitoring systems usually operate through their own proprietary software provided by the inverter manufacturer, and that is a very effective way of knowing how much energy you are producing – but that’s usually where the information ends. Companies and homeowners then need to wait 30 to 60 days for their utility company to send them a statement of how much is either owed or credited.


Now you have your statement and are scratching your head wondering – is this correct?



How much money is my solar saving me?

How much money is my solar saving me?


  • Did you receive your full Return on Investment?
  • What if you had issues with your set up?

It is now far too late to make any changes to maximize your solar energy – also known as your money.

The Eyedro EYEFI system monitors your solar generation AND your consumption at the same time.  This NET METERING is the key to understanding your electrical ecosystem and how to maximize your return. Homeowners and Business owners alike can access this information in several ways, including through mobile phones, tablets and computers.

  • What happens when your internet goes down for a couple of days due to a storm?
  • What if your ISP has an unexplained outage?

The Eyedro solar energy monitor has Store and Forward for up to X days, in real time. This means that when the internet goes down, your monitoring capabilities do not.

Aside from displaying energy consumption and generation data, the MyEyedro cloud software offers many tools to help you understand your solar energy setup. You can also track historical data from your system and set up reports to be automatically emailed to you.

The MyEyedro Cloud based software allows as many users as you want to access the info and if you ever need to expand your system to monitor key loads such as air conditioners, EV chargers, swimming pool equipment, etc., the system is fully expandable.


For more information on monitoring solar with the Eyedro EYEFI, check out the following articles:
Net Zero Home – Eyedro EYEFI Electricity Monitoring
Customer Experience: Energy Monitoring With the Solar-Ready EYEFI-4
MyEyedro Net Meter Plugin
Visit Eyedro at DISTRIBUTECH 2020 in San Antonio on Jan 28-30

Visit Eyedro at DISTRIBUTECH 2020 in San Antonio on Jan 28-30

Visit Eyedro at Booth 4247 in the Ontario Pavilion

Distributech 2020 San Antonio Texas

Sector: Clean technology (environment and energy)
Market region: United States and Canada
When: January 28 – January 30, 2020
Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center | Halls 1-4, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Over the past decade, Ontario has emerged as a North American leader in integrating green energy into the power grid. DISTRIBUTECH is the leading annual electric power transmission and distribution conference and exhibition that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home.


Be sure to visit Eyedro at the Ontario Pavilion Booth 4247 at DISTRIBUTECH 2020

Eyedro at Distributech 2020