EnergyHub System Offers Simple Solutions for Home Energy Management
Honeywell Adds EnergyHub's Home Energy Management System to Its Product Portfolio
EnergyHub, a home energy management company, recently announced that it will be supplying its technology to Honeywell for inclusion in the company's portfolio of energy management solutions. According to Joseph Puishys, Honeywell's president of Environmental and Combustion Controls, EnergyHub's home energy management system will allow homeowners to minimize their energy bills by viewing and adjusting their energy usage settings.
EnergyHub's home energy management system is especially remarkable for its simplicity. The tool's dashboard features a small white touchscreen and plain colors with no flashy graphics. The system does not offer fancy charts and graphs. Instead, it asks questions like, "What time of day do you get up?" Herein lies EnergyHub's strength: it is easy to install and easy to use. This makes it much less intimidating to homeowners with limited computer knowledge. If the homeowner can connect a computer to a wireless network, they will likely be able to connect EnergyHub's system to the network as well. The dashboard can monitor the amount of energy consumed in heating and cooling a house, as well as how much energy is being used by devices plugged into smart plugs. It is also Zigbee-enabled, so someday it could connect to smart appliances via Wi-Fi.
EnergyHub's goal is to save users of the home energy management system 20-30% of their normal energy costs, something the company predicts will be possible because the system's simplicity will encourage homeowners to set it up correctly and to use it more frequently.