Making The Correct Choice For Your Home Power Monitoring
Remember if you choose your electricity monitoring system with an educated mind, you will get the most out of your system and start making electricity savings quicker!
All of our electricity monitoring solutions work in a similar manner.
We offer you Electricity Monitoring Solutions to get your data:
In Your Face : On Your Computer
On Your Mobile Device
"Before getting a home power monitor installed our electricity bills were up around the $1100 mark per quarter! Now after paying attention to our power usage via the monitor, we have managed to get them down to between $700 to $800. Now that is a big saving. Thank you Aussie Home Energy....."
HELP From The Experts
We have been testing, configuring, benchmarking and supplying power monitoring solutions, to a large selection of householders and small business owners in Australia since 2010.
Our Promise To You
What makes us different is this, we do not just sell electricity monitors. We sell electricity monitoring solutions! We will not sell you a power monitoring solution unless we are 110% sure, it will meet your monitoring needs. That is why we make sure we have as much information as possible, before we decide to help you!
And successful monitoring solutions time and time again is the reason why our clients recommend our business time and time again. See our TESTIMONIALS page, to hear what they are saying.
A Few Basic Requirements Before Making Your Choice
Like any new technology there are a few basic understandings / requirements that will steer you towards the correct choice of a suitable power monitoring solution for your home. Such as:
Is Your Incoming Power Single Or Three Phase?
Single Phase OR Three Phase : A home in Australia normally operates off a single phase supply, but can connected to a three phase supply. An easy way to find out how you are connected, is to count the number of large fuses sited within your power box. Why not send us a picture? Click on the image to enlarge.
Depending on the number of phases you will require either one or three current cable clamps. If you are connected to three phase, then often large appliances such as air conditioning are also three phase.
How Many Circuits / Appliances Do You Want To Monitor?
Power Box Circuit Monitoring : Are you looking to monitor the total power for your home, or certain circuits / appliances? Circuits are normally switched on / off from inside a power box outside of your home, or even a distribution board within your home and are monitored from here. Appliances are switched at the wall and monitored by using a 10A wall socket transmitter.
For a home with a solar pv system you would need a power monitoring system supporting two channels / transmitters. One for your solar power, the other for your consumption circuits.
Power box transmitters send wireless data to either an LCD Energy Monitor or online HUB [sited next to your modem / router]. The HUB transmitting data to an online Energy Monitoring Dashboard.
10A Wall Socket Monitoring : Specific appliances or power block collectives within the home can be monitored using a 10A plug-in wall socket transmitter. Transmitting data by the same wireless connection.
All of our electricity monitoring solutions use similar hardware for the collection of the energy data.
Common Circuits / Appliances Monitored : Total Consumption : Solar : Heat Pump
Tenant : Air Conditioner : Workshop : Freezer
Do You Want To Monitor Temperature, Light And Motion?
Monitoring Temperature Light And Motion : Ever thought of monitoring the temperature of the room when monitoring your air conditioner?
What about the temperature of your wine cellar? Well now this is all possible, allowing you to analyse correct operation. Our MONITORING SYSTEM #2 LCD Monitor #1 also monitors humidity.
Where Do You Want To See The Data?
This is really important as the data can be seen:
On an LCD Energy Monitors screen
On a PC / MAC computer via software or spreadsheet download
Online via Energy Monitoring dashboards
Online via mobile device applications
Sending Data Online For Analysis : The energy data received by any LCD monitor or HUB is often converted into cost / kilowatt-hour readings. The kWh being the standard unit your electricity retailer uses to charge you.
Added features with an online electricity monitoring dashboard are email alerts and mobile apps that assist to further create action in real-time based on cost / usage events.
Single Channel LCD Energy Monitor Display : Remember online HUBS allow for monitoring more transmitters / channels, seen via an energy monitoring dashboard. Not all LCD monitors support multi-channel some ONLY one channel. The only multi-channel LCD monitor was for is the MONITORING SYSTEM #1
An LCD monitor will show in most cases the consumption and / or solar. To see another channel of data you simply add another LCD Energy Monitor with transmitter and clamp. Or a HUB instead of the extra LCD Energy Monitor to see up to five channels.
In Home Usage And Cost Awareness : The best tool for this task is by no doubts an LCD Energy Monitor or mobile applications showing solar, consumption, import and export. When you get real-time awareness of electricity consumption and solar power generation, this creates an instant readout for everyone to see and act upon.
What Data Do You Want To See Or Analyse?
Using An LCD Monitor : Displayed on your Power Monitor LCD are:
- Costs based on real-time usage
- Power currently being used in kWh
- Historical data such as the power used and the costs for the last day, week, month
Using PC / MAC Software : Using software with your LCD Energy Monitor will allow for real-time power costs and usage along with the analysis of historical data. Most applications can download the monitor's data in a minute or so without the need of a PC being on 24/7. This data is then displayed in graphical or tabular format for analysis. SYSTEM #2 HAS Mac Software
Do You Want The Power Monitor To Be Portable
A portable electricity monitor is the ideal tool for simple 'walk around your home' DIY ELECTRICITY AUDIT
Do You Require Any Email Alerts / Notifications?
Currently email alerts can be set for :
- Solar System Idle
- Solar System Low Output
- High Consumption Usage
- Solar System Performance
- Electricity Standby Cost
- Solar System Comparison
- High Net Export
- Low Net Export
Alerts are ONLY generated by online Energy Monitoring dashboards. See more on EMAIL ALERTS.
If you understand the above power monitoring basics and know the number of phases and circuits / appliances to be monitored, then please use our POWER MONITORING QUOTE form and return via email.
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