A recent Harris Poll found that 68% of people had never heard of a smart grid. More interestingly enough the same poll found that the majority at 75% wanted to be able to see and control their electricity usage. But, the plot thickens, according to the energy consulting company KEMA most people do not want to actively manage energy consumption, in addition to this, KEMA states that people are really not interested in going green, but are more interested in saving green.
What does this all boil down to? 75% of people would like to be able to see how much electricity they are using in real-time so that they can save money, but, they want to save money without needing to actively manage their energy consumption on a daily basis. There is a solution to this problem.
With the Envi home energy monitor all you need to do is briefly look at the display on the monitoring device and you will instantly know how much energy you are using and how much it is costing you. You won’t need to pull up a computer, login, and conduct complex calculations. By simply glancing at the monitor you will know whether you need to take action or if all is well. You will not need to actively stare at the monitor’s display, it is a simply glance.
With this simple glance you will be able to see when you are using too much and can turn off the lights, or if there is a big problem when your air conditioner kicks in you can change the filter or conduct other maintenance. It pin-points areas of improvement so that you do not waste your valuable time making repairs that may not need to be done. In the long run home energy monitoring has saved some people up to 60%; in this case knowledge truly is power.