EnergyHub, a home energy management company based in Brooklyn, New York has announced its new online software platform called Mercury, which provides users with analytical data that can help optimize heating and cooling systems, increase energy efficiency, and ultimately lower power costs.
The company points to a statement from the U.S. Department of Energy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory which estimates that the average annual energy bill for a family in America is around $2,000, and that roughly 46% of those costs come from heating and cooling. EnergyHub says their software can reduce those costs by 20%, which would be an annual savings of around $400.
For now, the services is only available to telecommunication providers, security firms, and utility providers, but the company claims the software service should work with any wireless capable thermostat.
We’re reported on similar platforms here at EarthTechling recently, highlighting software with a U.K. utility company, and even a hardware device that boosts a 15% energy reduction guarantee. But, we’ve also reported that services like the Microsoft Hohm and Google PowerMeter have been cancelled, suggesting the technology may not be a successful business venture.