Home Energy Monitoring Systems
Energy monitoring systems connect to the circuits on your electric panel(s) to measure energy used by each circuit. This information can be read by your computer or your cell phone and used to project the cost to operate the energy systems in your home for the year. It also compares how you are doing day-to-day, week to week, month to month and year to year.
Energy monitoring systems will also calculate the carbon footprint of your home. In addition, these systems provide you with ideas on how to further reduce the energy use in your home. Once you know where energy is used, you can make behavior changes and cost-effective equipment upgrades.
These systems can also monitor your thermostat remotely and allow you to make adjustments to the temperature of your home remotely through a smart communications system.
If you install a solar PV system, solar water heating system or energy wind system, the system will measure the amount of power being produced (kWh), monitor the amount of energy, carbon, and dollars the renewable energy system is saving and the amount of energy and dollars the system(s) are shipping back to the grid when net-metering.