Direct feedback of energy use provides real time ability to control costs. Energy display devices provide direct feedback and are available with today’s technology. Real time appliance level monitoring provides direct feedback plus. Powerhouse Dynamics is a company that provides affordable total home energy management solutions that unify energy efficiency and renewable energy. Total home energy management designed to manage all uses, and sources of energy in the home is done by uniquely integrating energy efficiency with renewable energy. Powerhouse Dynamics was the first company to combine affordable circuit-level monitoring, thermostat and device control, and ongoing analysis and alerts, delivering actionable intelligence and the level of granularity required for effective energy management.
Enter to the market the ”eMonitor”. The eMonitor is a piece of equipment that connects easily to the home’s electric circuit panel and gives the homeowner a real time view of power usage including phantom power loss and how large their electric carbon footprint is. “The eMonitor has been incredibly well-received by our beta testers, as well by a wide range of companies that have joined our dealer network,” said Martin Flusberg, company CEO. The eMonitor uniquely monitors at the circuit level, providing consumers with the granularity needed to understand their usage and take action. It also goes much further: analyzing the information for the consumer, providing cost reduction recommendations, controlling thermostats and other devices, and offering proactive monitoring and alerts. When the homeowner starts thinking about a product like eMonitor, naturally they would expect better “state of the art” enhancements. The eMonitor can send alerts by email or text message if appliances are left on, if circuits are nearing capacity (breakers about ready to trip) or if there is a real danger of electrical fire. The eMonitor will also send a text message if home medical equipment is off.
The technology is available right now to monitor the efficiency of your refrigerator, clothes dryer, dishwasher or even including your PV solar systems. The eMonitor uses continuous diagnostics that ensure optimum efficiency by proactively notifying the homeowner if home appliances need maintenance or are not working up to maximum performance.
The eMonitor was recently used in verifying a Department of Energy-sponsored home in Las Vegas Nevada as a net-zero energy house called the ReVISION House. The eMonitor brings the homeowner one step closer towards the goal set by the Department of Energy of a cost neutral, net-zero energy home by 2030. To see a demonstration, or to get more information, contact Christine Lovallo at 617.713.3800.