A well known ‘truth’ is that ‘you can’t manage what you can’t measure’ and this certainly applies when it comes to energy management.
Having the ability to measure energy consumption on a ‘live’ basis, and also look at historical data for comparative information, used to be possible with only complex, expensive systems, mainly confined to large sites in the commercial sector. Not anymore!
There are now a number of inexpensive ‘add-ons’ to a home automation system, or as part of a smaller commercial energy management system, that can provide a user friendly interface allowing access to such real time data.
Such intelligent technology enables the home or business owner to monitor and reduce energy usage thereby conserving resources and saving money. This can all be done whilst maintaining optimum levels of comfort and convenience.