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.

Conclusion

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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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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Shocked by Your Energy Bill? Reduce it With an Eyedro Home Energy Monitor

Shocked by Your Energy Bill? Reduce it With an Eyedro Home Energy Monitor

Eyedro Home Energy Monitors  

 

Energy Monitoring is like watching your weight if you don’t track what you eat on a daily basis and see how on paper how much you’re taking in you can’t cut your weight or in this case cut down on your energy bill. The Easiest way to start saving is with an Eyedro Home Energy Monitor. 

 

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. 

 

MyEyedro Compare Plugin

MyEyedro Compare Plugin

 

Features:

  • Easy Installation
  • The EHEM1-LV can Identify Power Hogs 
  • Compare your home energy usage with previous months to see how much you’re actually saving
  • Real Time Energy Data – instantly see when you turn a light or appliance on or off
  • Free Monitoring with MyEyedro cloud Software

 Within a few months of saving energy, you’ll see that your Eyedro will have paid for itself and you’ll be helping the environment as well! 

 

Eyedro Energy Monitor EHEM1-LV

Eyedro Home Energy Monitor EHEM1-LV – $129 USD

 

An Ethernet Connected Home Energy Monitor that is easy to install. Once connected to MyEyedro to provide you with a better sense of your energy usage so you can start to save money right away.  MyEyedro cloud software is included with no subscription fee.  The EHEM1-LV includes a Module, Two  Current Sensors, a 10ft Ethernet Cable, and a 120V North American Power Adapter.

 

The Eyedro EHEM1-LV, your economical solution to shocking energy bills!

 

All Eyedro products meet North American Safety Standards and are helping to create a greener energy environment. For more information on the rest of our product line Click Here.

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CEC Title 24 – Adding PV and the NETZERO BUILDER

CEC Title 24 – Adding PV and the NETZERO BUILDER

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California Energy Commission Title 24

 

 

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Benefits of monitoring with Eyedro?

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  • Easy to use Installer’s App – keeps it simple

  • Commercial, Institutional and Residential models

  • Measure and Display PF, Voltage, Current, Power

  • Track kW generated with Solar panels (Tier 1)

  • Identify major loads and base load

  • Get Alerts when system is off-line

  • Software is always included – no monthly fees

 

Eyedro Net Metering Example:

MyEyedro Net Meter View

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MyEyedro Live Demand View

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Product Features:

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Real-Time web interface – (MyEyedro.com) on any modern browser, incl

Live and Summary view – See power usage and cost streaming in real-time

Bill view – See estimate of electrical bill for current and historical billing periods for any day of the month

Sensor options – 5Amp – 3000Amp, +/- 1%

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Managed Services include:

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Manage multiple systems – Add any number of devices to your account.

Manage multiple sites – Add a number of buildings to your account and assign devices to any sites.

Reports – Have configurable reports delivered directly to your inbox at configurable intervals.

Alerts – Be notified of power or network failures, if demand or consumption exceeds thresholds (above or below), and more.

Custom web interfaces – Have your company Branded on the web interfaces and custom URLs are available.

API – Integrate measurement data into your own Dashboard with our Application Programming Interface

Export – Data can be exported from any point in time into CSV for further analysis

120V / 60Hz and 230V / 50Hz models available

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Canadian Tire Saves: Eyedro Retail Case Study

Canadian Tire Saves: Eyedro Retail Case Study

Canadian Tire Saves: Eyedro Retail Case Study

 

The Tire Knows How to Save!


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Electricity, Gas and Water for Retail Operations – One Dashboard!

 

PROFILE:

“After using Eyedro’s Energy Monitor we immediately identified key areas of the retail operations where we could start saving money. By following our power usage and cost profile we can plan our monthly operating costs accordingly. The monitors installed paid for themselves within months.”

Michael G. – Canadian Tire Store, Alberta Canada

 

  • Located in the City of Red Deer
  • 94,000 square feet of Retail
  • 24 circuits monitored, Water and Gas mains
  • 18% saved on Energy Budget in 10 months
  • Water and Gas monitors for bill reconciliation

 

OBJECTIVES:

To provide a detailed profile of the energy use of Retail Operations in each department throughout the store and identify energy saving opportunities.

Meet energy budget reduction targets and provide Computerized Energy Monitoring.

The cloud-based solution in real time identifies inefficiencies in daily and seasonal operations.

 

SOLUTION:

The Eyedro Green Solutions ™ Energy Monitoring System was installed on every breaker with a large or critical load for monitoring the energy by retail department and looking for energy waste in daily operations.

The store can now monitor all types of Energy in one simple dashboard while at the same time compare readings with the Utility bills. Advanced Alerts will allow them to shed load when needed to avoid stepping up to a higher tariff band or when equipment, such as parking lot lighting, was left on after hours from the convenience of their phone.

 

Eyedro dashboard for electricity, water and gas

Electricity, Water and Gas all on One Dashboard!

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Phantom Power

Phantom Power

Phantom power: your home’s devices and appliances, when plugged in, continue to draw power even when they are off

It is called “phantom” or “standby” power, and it could account for up to 10 per cent of your home’s energy use. The average home has 25 or more electronic devices that use phantom power, costing approximately $200 or more a year in electricity. (in a 2,000 sq ft home)

Track your phantom power with the MyEyedro Phantom Energy plugin.  The MyEyedro software provides you with a 24 hour window of your phantom power usage.

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How Do I Identify the “Phantoms”?
  • Appliances with remote controls (TV, Video and Audio Equipment)
  • Appliances with continuous digital displays (Clock on Stove, Coffee Maker)
  • Appliances with rechargeable batteries (Cordless Phones, Laptops)
  • Appliances with external power supplies (Cell Phone Chargers, Electronics)
How Do I Get Rid of the “Phantoms”?
  • Plug devices into power strips – and turn them off
  • Unplug appliances when not in use
  • Use clocks powered by rechargeable batteries

When buying new appliances, choose appliances with low standby power and look for the Energy Star symbol

For more information on Home Energy Monitoring please visit https://eyedro.com/