Next Generation of Award-Winning Energy Management System Released
Powerhouse Dynamics’ eMonitor4 increases flexibility, lowers cost, and addresses major customer requests
Boston, MA – March 13, 2012 Powerhouse Dynamics announced today that they have begun shipping the eMonitor4TM - a new generation of hardware for their home energy management system. The eMonitor was first released in 2010 and has since been saving customers 10%-20% of their energy bills on average, and as much as 35% in some cases.
“With this new generation” said Martin Flusberg, Powerhouse CEO, “we listened to our customers. The biggest single request was for a wireless version, which the eMonitor4 provides with Wi-Fi Internet access as well as wireless communications from the electric panel to a Gateway, avoiding the need to run wires outside the panel.”
The eMonitor4 is based on the same platform as the eMonitor c-Series for small commercial facilities released last year. In addition to wireless communications, the system offers a more powerful entry level option and a more flexible expansion path. Since a Gateway can support multiple eMonitors, customers with multiple units can see significant cost reductions. The system also integrates Wi-Fi thermostats for added control of energy costs.
William Bennett of Energy Consulting Associates, an eMonitor Authorized Dealer, said: “the eMonitor was great before, but is even better now. The new version is faster and easier to install, and will provide a lot of flexibility. My customers love the application, and the software keeps getting cool new features.”
The eMonitor software service is delivered over the web and via mobile devices, and turns energy data into actionable intelligence by analyzing and diagnosing the data and delivering energy savings recommendations, along with cost, usage, safety, and appliance performance alerts.
Flusberg added: ”Another thing customers have been asking for is an option to pay for the subscription service on an ongoing basis, rather than up front. Coincident with this new release, we are offering a quarterly payment option.”
The eMonitor is available from a dealer network that operates throughout North and Central America and the Caribbean, as well as via on-line retailers including amazon.com, smarthome.com, energycircle.com, and efi.org. In addition, Ingersoll Rand recently announced that they have integrated the eMonitor with their NexiaTM Home Intelligence system, and are selling the combined system through their network of thousands of HVAC dealers and major builders.
About Powerhouse Dynamics
Powerhouse Dynamics’ eMonitorTM is the first cost-effective, intelligent energy management solution designed to monitor all uses and sources of energy while controlling major loads. The eMonitor uniquely monitors a building’s electrical power consumption at the circuit level, providing ongoing analysis, diagnostics and alerts to deliver actionable intelligence and control strategies. Thousands of customers have saved money and energy with theeMonitor, which is now available for both homes and small commercial facilities.