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Energy Monitor: Smart way to monitor energy consumption

May 4, 2021

We often find it hard to control the amount of energy usage in our homes.

From home appliances such as TV, Home Theater, Air-Conditioner, Microwave, and among all others, being able to monitor the energy consumed by these appliances is difficult.

This is why it is more efficient to have access to an energy monitor in your home. This system has proven to be very valuable in business organizations or companies as well as homes.

An Energy Monitor surveils your property energy usage. This device is either attached to your home’s electrical panel or meter.

They act as a networking channel for homeowners, equipment, computers, and even the service provider.

These devices can monitor and observe minute-by-minute changes in energy consumption in the household.

These systems are now attached to your mobile or home Wi-Fi device, and they provide real-time alerts and information on your home’s energy use.

Why do you need an energy monitor in your home or workplace?

Having your energy monitored is a great necessity.

Despite the improvements in energy efficiency in the devices we use in our homes and through home construction techniques and practices, total energy consumption still increases year after year.

They help you in identifying and explaining excessive energy usage.

That makes it important to have your energy properly monitored. Let’s get into more details on why such energy advisors are a necessity.

To save money

One of the primary reasons why we need an energy monitoring system is to constrain cost.

It’s simple,

When you are able to monitor your daily energy usage in your home or workplace, you tend to control that energy and subsequently save money.

The system even alerts you when an appliance consumes a lot of energy and how much it costs.

To control energy consumption

A beautiful reason to have an energy monitoring system is that it allows you to control your consumption.

It alarms you on the instances when the electric consumption goes unexpectedly high or low.

When you can monitor your usage, you can perform some basic tasks to control this consumption such as; motioning sensitive lighting, radiator reflecting, timing plug socket, and so on.

To allow more efficient maintenance

This device evaluates the energy performance in your home or workplace.

It can also show when the electricity is low or high, or when the energy usage is poorly used, and therefore relays this information to the residents.

This improves the electricity maintenance in your household. Now even more efficient, since it can be tracked from a phone application.

How does the Energy Monitor System work?

The power usage used is most times calculated by the system in volt-amps and shown as Watts.

It connects your electricity meter to your smartphone and wirelessly monitors how much energy in your home is consumed.

After its installation, it calculates the electricity consumption every 30 seconds. And displays the absolute electricity consumption and related costs, as well as live average electricity consumption and associated costs.

All data stored in this system is secured, that is, can not be shared with a third party.

The data is stored on the cloud and can be easily accessed through the phone app with an internet connection.

It monitors your building energy consumption and displays this information to you. It is FUV rated to withstand any weather condition.

Therefore, it is available for its services 24/7.

Types of Energy Monitor System

There are different types of energy monitor out there;

Hand-held Energy monitor: This can be used to display the energy usage in the whole home. It comes with a sensor and a hand-held display unit.

Online Energy monitor: This is also like a hand-held energy monitor, but connected to a phone or device screen that shows the data or usage.

Plug-in Energy Monitor:  Its connectivity process is through the mains in the house or workplace.

Advantages of Energy Monitor System

Such energy monitoring systems play a vital role in society. Therefore their advantage to people and companies at large is not far-fetched.

Electricity monitors send you the data that you need to make your home more energy-efficient.
It can also assist you in lowering your carbon footprint as you become more conscious of which appliances in your home use the most energy.
It reduces cost.
It increases productivity since there is more energy maintenance in the society.
It allows individuals to easily detect power problems or issues.
Remote access to your energy consumption. This is more beneficial because it is accessible from your device through an application.

Who can use the Energy Monitor System?

Resident owners or tenants.
Property Owners or Landlords.
Shop owners or retail stores
Organizations, Companies, or Industry.

How to reduce the cost of energy used?

  • Turn off appliances or machines, not in use. Leaving them standby even when you do not need them at that moment would only increase the cost.
  • You can save more energy by using energy-saving lighting bulbs.
  • Use natural lights. In the daytime, you don’t need to use your lighting bulbs. This can also save energy to some extent.
  • Fix your leakages.
  • Unplug unused electronics or machines.
  • Draught-proof your home.
  • Maintain cross ventilation in order to avoid heats that can be evaded.
  • Improve the quality of your machine or appliances. Archaic machines or appliances are known to suck up a lot of power voltage.

Nonetheless, Emerald Planet- Energy Monitor offers a bulk load of benefits to its users. Its importance can not be downplayed.

With this system, it can monitor property energy usage, tariff times, and electricity consumption costs.

It relays this information to the user which in turn promotes maintenance in energy usage and consumption.

And with the app, you can easily turn on/off a device or appliance. The application has created easy access to the features of the energy monitor.

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