If you can’t measure it, you can’t monitor it. This saying holds true for your home electricity usage, as much as anything else.
If you know how much electricity you and your family are using – and what it’s costing – you can do something about it. Otherwise, you’re in the dark, literally!
And let’s face it, none of us like bill shock. Those unexpectedly high electricity bills that leaves us wondering ‘what happened there?’ are not a lot of fun.
That’s why at SolarRun we are offering a free in-home energy monitor to all Victorian households who request an in-home sales consultation. We install it on your switchboard in about 10 minutes during the visit, set up the app and it’s yours to go – no catches.
Even if you decide not to purchase solar, you keep it. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain!
What is the energy monitor?
The energy monitor is a personal energy manager for your home that helps you track and control your electricity usage.
It works using a small device that connects with your electricity meter and, using Bluetooth, provides real-time energy data to your phone in the form of easy-to-read graphics and stats.
The energy monitor includes a fully customizable energy budgeting tool which is perfect for keeping your electricity bills under control. All you do is input your electricity tariff details (if you like, our sales consultant can do that for you) and you’ll see exactly what you’re spending every day on electricity. Spot those power-hungry appliances and weed them out!
Why get it installed?
Have you ever wondered whether it’s worth installing solar? What about a battery – does your night-time usage justify the expense?
And just how much power is that old electric hot water system using? What about the kids gaming machine? How can you convince them to power it down at night?
You’ll get answers to all these questions – and more besides – when you install the in-home energy monitor. You’ll be able to see exactly how much more electricity your home is drawing from the grid when the kids switch on the TV, or when your air con kicks in. Plus, you’ll see what it’s costing you. No more nasty electricity bill surprises.
You can even set a monthly household electricity budget in the app and see how you’re going against that. Conversations around the dinner table can take a whole new angle!
Why is it free?
Through the Victorian Energy Upgrades program, the cost of the energy monitor as well as the cost of installing it is covered by the Victorian Government. They’re doing this to help households cut power bills and reduce CO2 emissions.
At SolarRun, we’re proud to be a partner in the Victorian Energy Upgrade program providing this useful tool that helps you save money and become more energy aware.
Features and benefits
The energy monitor packs a lot into a little device. Here’s a quick overview of the main features and benefits:
- In-home portable display monitor and smart phone app
- Monitors electricity usage every 30 seconds
- Tracks how much electricity you’re using and what it’s costing
- View data in hours, days, and months
- Easy-to-read graphs and stats
- Set up your specific tariff details
- Track actual electricity costs v. budget
- Weekly reports, high usage alerts
- 45 days stored data within the device. Lifetime data can be accessed via the app
- Rated to withstand extreme weather conditions
- All data is secured. No privacy data is shared with third parties. Data can be erased from device and cloud.
- 7 years battery lifetime
- 5 years product warranty
Claim your free energy monitor
Contact us today if you’d like a free in-home energy monitor. It’s a great tool for getting a handle on your electricity usage and costs. It’s also useful if you’re thinking of installing solar or a battery.
Even if you don’t get solar, this little device will help you save money for years to come.
Get solar, and you can continue to use it to track and reduce your grid electricity usage.
In-home energy monitoring: it’s a win/win whichever way you look at it!