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.”
Eyedro Wireless Home video review by Eric DIY. Follow along with Eric as he installs his Eyedro from unboxing to installing in his electrical panel to an overview of the MyEyedro cloud software. He also demonstrates how Eyedro works with Amazon Echo.
Using Eyedro with Amazon Echo:
“Gives you your energy usage at any moment’s notice.”
This is my 23rd product I have reviewed for firefighters, and I was pleasantly surprised with the simplicity and ease of use with this product.
First, the customer service team was great to work with, and very knowledgeable of their product.
Second, the design of the monitor is simple, and that’s not a negative thing – this product is designed for actual use and it excelled at that. It’s often hidden away in an electrical panel and doesn’t necessarily need to be overly beautiful.
When I received the product in the mail it was packaged nice and neat. It was super easy to install; it’s literally two clicks of the actual monitors on your incoming electrical lines and you’re basically good to go. After you install, you simply sign up online and that’s it.
This unit is so sensitive and accurate that it can literally tell you when and where your electricity may be costing you money. While monitoring my own system I noticed I had a draw of electricity whenever my refrigerator would kick on, and found out the motor was going bad in my fridge. So I immediately saved money using the Eyedro unit.
What I am most impressed by is the ability to see what appliances draw too much power, not necessarily for electricity use, but for the possibility of a potential fire. That’s a great feature for firefighters not only in the field but at their own homes too! For example, if a motor in my fridge is drawing too much power as it did, it allowed me to look into it closer and potentially avoid a fire if the motor got too hot from being overstressed.
Overall, I am impressed with the Eyedro EHWEM1 wireless monitor and will continue to use it in the future. It’s a simple product designed for the everyday person. I applaud the Eyedro Company for designing a product with the average person in mind. I would gladly recommend this product to my friends and family.
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“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.”