With the Engage Online Energy & Home Display you can access your energy consumption in a unique way. The Wireless Electricity Display will allow you to view your energy at home instantly and using your computer or smartphone you can see how much energy and money you are spending at any given time, also when you are not at home.
There are three main elements that make the Engage Home & Away kit:
1. Engage Hub:
It is the device that enables to monitor energy and for the data to be sent to the internet.
2. Wireless Electricity Display:
The Display will tell you in real time how much energy your home is using. Because the monitor is wireless and portable, you can easily walk around the house and observe how much energy you are using in the home. By switching appliances on and off, you can also see how much electricity particular devices are using.
3. Engage Web Portal and Apps (http://engage.efergy.com):
It gives you access to instant and historical data in a way you can easily understand and engage with.
It will take you 2 minutes to install and register your account in the portal.
It is completely free to use. THERE ARE NO SERVICE FEES.
The information is updated instantly, which means you can act immediately, helping you to be more energy efficient and save money on your electricity bill. The Engage Web Portal displays the information in energy units (Watts and kWh), cost (£) and carbon emissions (kg. of CO2). The Portal also enables you to set a monthly budget and to track this accordingly, giving you an indication of what the cost is going to be by the end of the month.
You can also open the Android or iPhone App and walk around the home switching appliances on and off to see how much energy particular devices are using. When you are away on holidays, at work or on the move and you want to know how much energy your home is using at that time or in the past, you simply access the portal. The Web Portal and App include multiple features that will help you save on your electricity bill.
The Elite Classic Electricity Monitor is the one of most popular Energy Monitor in the world and as such it was used by the Queensland Government (Australia) in the Climate Smart Home Service Programme. This Program was designed to help households save money, energy and the environment. Over 350,000 Queensland households received the service, contributing to 3,173GWh in energy savings. On average each household saved AUS400$.
Which? magazine has consistently ranked the Elite Classic Electricity Monitor as the best energy monitor in the UK, having compared this with other 15 different energy monitors in the market.
The Engage system is scalable and you can add more Submetering kits to monitor group of electricity circuits in the home or to monitor micro-generation, if you have solar panels installed.
The Engage System can be used to monitor both home consumption and gross micro-generation from solar panels. To monitor Solar generation you need to purchase an additional Energy Submetering Kit (STXtra Kit). Please note the current system does not work for Net-Metering installations.
The Engage System is particularly useful for businesses. It allows you to check quickly multiple locations remotely and analyse additional electricity circuits within your building. Many shop owners, small offices and companies managing multiple properties use this product to monitor energy usage.
If your building has a 3-Phase electricity system, you simply need to add two additional CT sensors. You can also get bigger sensors, up to 120A each, names XL CT Sensors if your cables require bigger capacity CT sensors.
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I am a homeowner living in Orlando, Florida and I needed a way to monitor my energy usage so I purchased Home Hub / Elite Combo from Amazon that took all the guess work out of finding my energy consumption devices.
My house was built in 1993 and the typical insulation and building standards that were in place at that time were used. I as probably many home owners think that the house was built with energy efficiency in mind but knowing what I now know, that was very far from the truth. Living in Florida and enduring the summer heat causes the air conditioning unit to run almost constantly. In July of last year, 2013, my electric bill soared to $600. My friends told me that was way too high so I decided it was time to do something about this. But what do I do. I needed to analyze my energy usage and determine exactly what was causing the problem. I realized I was blind and the only tool I had was my electric bill and the meter outside. So I started to research ways to check energy usage in real time.
I came across the Efergy Home Hub / Elite Combo on Amazon and at first thought the price was a bit high but hoped that the cost of the device would pay for itself in time. Little did I know that it would pay for itself in a month.
I ordered the device and was surprised at how easy it was to install. I just opened the main power box outside and clamped the clamps around the main wires coming into the house. That was all I had to do outside. Then I powered up the unit and it was analyzing my power in real time. That was incredible. It took me about two hours to turn off every breaker one by one and determine what power consumption each breaker was using in real time. I was amazed at what I found. When I unplugged every device that was associated with a breaker and expecting zero on the monitor, I found more energy consumption and more electrical devices plugged in. I kept unplugging devices that were never used and after the two hours had a stack of devices that were plugged in that were never used. This was the first step in my quest to cut power.
With this device I found my main energy users were my A/C, pool pump, washer and dryer and water heater. One by one I have either optimized these or replaced them. I now have a home that is using less than half of what was being used previously with one electric bill as low as $120. My home is 2,950 square feet. Here is what I have done using this device to bring my power consumption down.
· Optimized my A/C unit and blown in more insulation in the attic to make the A/C more efficient
· Replaced my pool pump with a variable speed pump – this was huge.
· Replaced my water heater with a high efficiency model
· Replaced almost all my light bulbs in the house with LEDs
· Unplugged all unused devices
· Anything else I could find
This monitoring device was indispensable in locating the energy consuming items in my house and being able to find solutions. I am not sure what I would have done without it.