An Eyedro Home Energy Monitor is your best option to help you identify what is wasting the most energy in your home. The Eyedro EHEM1-LV is the economical solution that will allow you to make practical, data-driven changes that will help you cut down on your energy usage.
See your electricity usage and costs in real time from any web browser or mobile phone. The EYEFI-2 is WiFi connected and is capable of solar and electricity monitoring. In combination with MyEyedro, the EYEFI-2 can monitor solar usage, base load power and appliance start up spikes. Using MyEyedro you will get comprehensive daily, weekly and monthly power consumption reports. The EYEFI-2 is easy to install and to use!
With the EYEFI-4 you can monitor your electricity usage and solar generation at the same time, which allows you to compare and contrast your energy usage vs. generation. Even when the sun goes down, your Eyedro is still on duty monitoring your energy consumption. An Eyedro Solar Energy Monitor is the best way to maximize your solar generation and in turn your energy savings!
When I moved my family to a large rural property, electricity immediately became a concern. With sky-high rates and multiple outbuildings we needed insight into where our electricity was going. Eyedro’s monitor provided exactly that! Within hours we found the largest culprits, and by making small, data-driven changes to our consumption, we reduced our bill dramatically.
My Eyedro Home Electricity Monitor has solved many mysteries around our family’s electricity usage. We are so much more aware and often have fun looking for any current unnecessary power usage. I am confident this will pay for itself many times over in reduced utility bills.
After installing our Eyedro Electricity Monitor for our home, we quickly identified the AC as our energy hog! By making minor changes to our thermostat profile and habits we were able to reduce consumption and shift much of our cooling to off-peak hours – saving us money with negligible impact on comfort.
The Eyedro EYEFI-x models include a built in web server that you may query with the /getdata command to retrieve the instantaneous measurement values.
While the EYEFI module is not provisioned for the internet (the out of the box configuration), you may only use the /getdata command locally by first connecting direct to the module WIFI network. Eg. EyedroWifi [00B-12345] will appear in your WIFI options list. While connected directly to the EYEFI module accessing the /dashboard, and /settings pages, and the /getdata command are the same format.
After the EYEFI module is provisioned for the internet (SSID, Security, Password are configured per Quick Start Guide), then it will connect to your local network and will be assigned a new IP address from your local network. For this blog post I am using IP address 192.168.0.134 but your IP address will most likely be different, and can be found by logging into your router to see a list of connected devices and their respective IP address.
While the EYEFI module is provisioned for the internet it will communicate with the MyEyedro cloud service 24/7. The module will open a second network port at port 8080 that can be queried in parallel. The format of the /getdata command is shown below. Please note that you’ll replace the IP address (192.168.0.34) with your own.
The output of the command is in JSON format. The example response below is from querying an EYEFI-2 (2 sensor model).
The ‘data’ array includes 2 elements, one for each sensor (A first, B second, etc). Each sub-array includes 5 values that are:
1st: Power factor in milli-units meaning ‘988’ = 0.988 2nd: Voltage in cV meaning ‘11665’ = 116.65V 3rd: Amperage in mA meaning ‘11800’ = 11.8A 4th: Wattage in W meaning ‘988’ = 988W 5th: Ignore. Used by factory only.
KITCHENER — Auston Gough figures he saved about $50 a month on electricity bills this past winter after he installed devices that measure his hydro usage by the second and relay the information to his tablet.
Gough lives in a two-bedroom apartment above King Street in downtown Kitchener and was spending about $400 for electricity every two months this past winter. His place is heated with electric baseboards and has a dishwasher.
Gough spent $129 for a kit from Eyedro Green Solutions Inc., a new company in the Communitech Hub. He clamped sensors on the main line feeding the electrical panel, and then hooked up a small box that sends detailed information on electricity consumption to his tablet.
Gough used to keep one baseboard heater cranked up high and the other three almost turned off. He quickly learned that doing that was hugely inefficient. He changed the settings so that all the heaters run intermittently.
Gough learned that the four light bulbs in the bathroom used as much hydro as his dishwasher. So he switched to high-efficiency bulbs. He only runs his dishwasher when electricity rates are lower.
“I just made some fairly minor changes and I was using less power, which is great,” Gough said.
The downtown bartender is an early adopter of the technology developed by Eyedro. The company already has customers — residential, institutional and industrial — in 10 countries.