Powerhouse Dynamics eMonitor performs Energy Management at Circuit Level
Home energy management systems are becoming increasingly common in the electronics device marketplace. The main allure of home energy management systems is that they can provide an important service for energy and cost conscious consumers. The eMonitor from Powerhouse Dynamics is a unique home energy management system in that it is designed to perform its various functions at the circuit rather than device level.
Typical home energy management systems involve individual monitoring plugs for each device being tracked. The Powerhouse Dynamics eMonitor home energy management system tracks each device by the circuit into which it is plugged. Every circuit in the house is monitored and analyzed and then displayed on a web-based “dashboard” that a consumer can access directly, or with iPhone and iPad applications.
The Powerhouse Dynamics eMonitor doesn’t just track how much energy is being used; it can alert consumers to malfunctioning appliances that draw more energy than appliances in good repair. The Powerhouse Dynamics eMonitor also offers optional Smart Plugs for specific devices on the circuit to complement the Powerhouse Dynamics eMonitor system. These plugs can be remotely controlled through the eMonitor, or they can be programmed to work on a timer to turn the device off or on according to a consumer determined schedule.