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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Net Zero Home – Eyedro EYEFI Electricity Monitoring

Net Zero Home – Eyedro EYEFI Electricity Monitoring

EYEFI – Electricity Monitoring for the NET ZERO Home

 

  • Power Consumed vs. Power Generated 

  • Real-Time Data

  • Configurable reports

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*EYEFI-4 Model shown, Installs in minutes

 

Benefits of monitoring with Eyedro?

  • True Power measurement
  • Commercial, industrial, institutional and residential
  • Measure and Display PF, Voltage, Current, Power
  • Track Money generated with Solar panels
  • Get Alerts when system is off-line

Eyedro Net Metering Example:

 

Product Features:

Responsive web interface – (MyEyedro.com) on any modern browser

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

 

Managed Services include:

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

 

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How to Export to Excel from MyEyedro

How to Export to Excel from MyEyedro

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Your Energy Data – How to Export to Excel

 

Did you know? It is possible to easily export to Excel by following 3 easy steps:

After logging into MyEyedro:

  1. Click on the Gear (top right) → Click on Devices. Under DETAILS FOR: Home (or desired Display Group) → Click on Export.
  2. Simply choose the timeline of data you want (preselected or by date range), your data-type e.g. Daily and then → Click on Export.
  3. A CSV File will be created, and you will be able to view your data in a spreadsheet.
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Export your data to Excel

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Eyedro Collaborates at White House on Open Access to Energy Data

Eyedro Collaborates at White House on Open Access to Energy Data

Trevor Orton Energy Datapalooza

Trevor Orton, CEO Eyedro Green Solutions Inc.

In May 2014, Eyedro had the privilege of attending the White House Energy Datapalooza event in Washington, DC. The annual forum gives hundreds of like-minded innovators, thought-leaders and key decision makers the opportunity to collaborate and showcase ideas about energy data standards and applications.

Eyedro joined over 40 other technology innovators to highlight how open access to energy data, combined with innovative technologies, can be used to tackle some of the most pressing social, environmental and economic issues facing North America today.

So What is Energy Data?

Traditionally, information about your energy use (a.k.a energy data) arrives from your utility provider in the form of a bill at the end of a set usage period. It’s a high level summary which typically includes: total amount of energy used, price per unit consumed (usually kilowatt hours) and some additional fees or taxes. The problem with this model is that you only see your consumption and costs after the fact, making it nearly impossible to make in the moment decisions to reduce or change your usage.

This is exactly the problem that spawned the development of technological solutions in both the private and public sector. Smart Meters, which automatically collect and transmit energy data back to your utility provider, are replacing traditional gauge meters across North America. Similarly, devices like Eyedro’s Real-Time Electricity Monitors, collect energy data and can be installed by consumers without the help of a utility provider.

Why is Open Access to Energy Data So Important?

White-House-LogoWith millions of Smart Meters and Energy Monitors now collecting energy data, we are sitting on an untapped goldmine of information that, if used intelligently, has the potential to revolutionize how we produce and consume energy. Eyedro is helping tap this resource by taking part in new initiatives, such as the Green Button Initiative. Green Button, a part of the White House’s Energy Data Initiative, seeks to standardize and liberate energy data.

Working together, utility providers and technology innovators, like Eyedro, are creating tools that give consumers easy and secure access to energy use information from devices like smartphones and desktop computers. Combining energy data with innovative technologies, like real-time monitoring, is important because it allows us to find powerful solutions to vital problems like climate change, energy supply and rising costs – just to name a few.

As it Turns Out, Knowledge Really is Power

With access to real-time energy data it is becoming easier for consumers and businesses across North America to understand how they are using and saving energy. Empowering consumers with this knowledge means they have the ability make smart choices, and in the end helps:

  • Reduce Energy Waste
  • Cut Energy Costs
  • Minimize Environmental Impact
  • Utility Providers Meet Energy Demands

Gone are the days where, if your bill seems high, you have to think back on the last month or two and remember every possible detail. With tools like Eyedro Real-Time Electricity Monitors, energy management is as simple as reaching for your smartphone, seeing your actual energy use, and taking action – before you get stuck with the bill.

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If you’re interested in real-time energy monitoring for your home or business, we’re here for you. Head on over to our products page to get started now.