How efficient is your home’s energy useage? Are you letting your hard-earned energy dollars eek away? Now, it may be a bit easier to squeeze every drop of juice out of your home’s juice – or so a green gadget company claims.
EnergyHub, a New York-based company, recently announced it is now offering a new energy monitoring system for sale to consumers. An EnergyHub system creates a Home Area Network (HAN) by connecting its touchscreen Home Base, a wireless thermostat, and power sockets and strips to monitor and control individual appliances.
From the Home Base display you can track energy use by dollars and kilowatt-hours down to the individual lamp or game console. The system also allows for integration with a home thermostat. When away from home, an associated MyHub website or mobile apps keep users in control of home’s energy usage.
With the system, the manufacturer said, consumers can see live energy use information and automatically switch appliances off while away or sleeping. A basic EnergyHub set up starts at about $299. It will be interesting to see how consumers take to this home energy management technology, especially after this particular market segment has seen high profile burn outs already from the likes of Google and Microsoft.
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