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Save Money on Energy Bills with Z-Wave Controlled Ventilation

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

EcoNet EV100-4X12WH Z-Wave Controlled Air Vent, 4 Inches x 12 Inches - Whitearger

 

  • Wireless Z-Wave control via smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • Open and close the vent remotely from a Z-Wave controller
  • Set schedules and receive notifications via text and e-mail
  • Isolate or expand airflow through the home
  • Retrofit installation to quickly replace existing air vents

Remotely Control your Air Vents from your Z-Wave network with the EcoNet Z-Wave Controlled Air Vent. Gain complete energy management and savings on your energy bills! The Z-Wave Controlled Air Vent from Econet EV100-4X12WH allows automatic and intelligent control of room venting by regulating temperatures and even shutting off airflow to unoccupied rooms when combined with a Z-Wave occupancy sensor. The Z-Wave vents are retrofit replacements for standard home forced air vents and are compatible with most Z-Wave controllers and control software for efficient energy management and savings. Once enrolled into your existing Z-Wave network these smart vents are controllable with a smartphone, tablet, or computer from anywhere Internet access is available. The vent can be programmed to open or shut automatically based on occupancy, vacancy, schedules, or whole-house scenes; and includes push-buttons for manual operation as well.

When the Z-Wave vents are properly configured, energy expenditure can be reduced by 20% or more. Some configuration options include the combination of Z-Wave occupancy sensors, motion sensors, activity sensors, and temperature sensors. An example of an energy saving configuration limits forced airflow in unoccupied rooms on a schedule. The bedroom airflow automatically shuts off when the room is empty during the day and the living area of home would have full airflow. The reverse vent control schedule can be applied overnight when the bed room is occupied and the living room is unoccupied. The Z-Wave Air Vent is powered by two AAA batteries, sold separately. Read More

Remotely Turn Devices On and Off While Monitoring the Energy Usage of Each Device

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

  • Remotely turn electronic devices On/Off through WeMo app
  • Monitor the energy usage of a connected device
  • Program schedules, rules and even receive alert notifications
  • Quick setup – plug into AC outlet then connect electronic device
  • WeMo app is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems

Did you forget to turn off the coffee machine? Wonder no more and see which electronic devices you left on or off directly from your smartphone or tablet with the help of the Belkin WeMo Insight Switch! With the WeMo app, you can turn your devices on and off as you please while also monitoring the energy consumption of each device!

Grow your existing WeMo network or get started on a brand new one with the F7C029FC WeMo Insight Switch from Belkin. This plug-and-play device gives you the ability to remotely turn any connected electronic device On or Off from the convenience of the Belkin WeMo app on an Android or iOS smart device. Simply plug the Insight Switch into an AC outlet and then connect the electronic device you wish to control by plugging it into the AC pass-through outlet on the Insight Switch and you’re ready to go. Through the WeMo app you can now create custom schedules and rules for the electronic device while also setting up email alerts to notify you if the connected device has been on for too long.

On/Off control is great but that’s not all the Insight Switch can do. This device will also do exactly what its name suggests; it provides insight into the energy usage of the electronic device. Monitor the devices used most often in your home, or perceived to be the largest energy guzzlers to find out how much each is truly costing you and see where money can be saved by reducing usage of certain devices. Read More

Happy National Cut Your Energy Costs Day!

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Happy National Cut Your Energy Costs Day! We’ve got some products to help you celebrate:

1. Flush Mount Heating and Air Conditioning Booster Fan

Flush Mount Heating and Air Conditioning Booster Fan, Brown

  • Easily integrates with your homes INSTEON system
  • Boosts airflow by up to 85%
  • Saves money on heating/cooling bills
  • Replaces 4″ x 10″ floor/wall registers (vents) with optional plate available for larger sizes
  • Automatically switches on when airflow is sensed

Running the Flush Mount Heating and Air Conditioning Booster Fan instead of your thermostat, will boost airflow by up to 85% and will only cost you about 60 cents per month to run! Depending on the season, lowering or raising your thermostat just 4° can cost an additional $35 to $50 per month. Running the Heating and Air Conditioning Booster over the same period only costs about 60 cents. Unlike a traditional booster that simply mounts over your existing wall or floor vent, this device has been designed to replace a standard 4″ x 10″ vent for a professional flush mount finish. For vents larger in size, a convenient Flush Mount Adaptor Plate is sold separately. Once installed, simply connect the power adapter and adjust your settings. Read More

2. P3 International P4490 Kill A Watt Edge

P3 International P4490 Kill A Watt Edge

  • Displays the operating costs of electronics
  • Calculate cost of devices in standby mode
  • Measure Carbon Footprint with CO2 function
  • 4.5′ cord for monitoring hard to reach outlets
  • Programmable motion sensor

The P3 International Kill A Watt Edge displays the operating costs of electronics that you are currently using and allows you to identify the real electronic energy abusers and what they are costing you. The cost of electricity can really hit you where it hurts. Now with Kill A Watt Edge you can reduce your energy costs by identifying the real electronic energy abusers. Simply plug your electronic device into the Kill A Watt Edge and assess how efficient it really is, plus it comes with an added CO2 function to calculate your Carbon Footprint. The Edge has a large LCD display that shows energy consumption by the kilowatt-hour, just like your local utility company, so that you can quickly calculate costs to operate. Read More

3. Venstar T5800 ColorTouch Multi-Functional Programmable Touch Screen Thermostat

Venstar T5800 ColorTouch Multi-Functional Programmable Touch Screen Thermostat

  • Programmable touch screen thermostat
  • Controls gas/electric or heat pump equipment, with up to 4 heating and 2 cooling stages
  • Use your own digital images to customize the background
  • Scheduler keeps home temperature comfortable
  • Security features for locking thermostat
  • Automatic daylight savings adjustments, multiple languages, and alerts

The Venstar Multi-Functional Programmable Touch Screen Thermostat allows you to access your energy usage information to see how much energy has been used in the past 7 days. Helpful graphs help you evaluate energy conservation options, giving you the opportunity to decrease energy costs. Read More

4. Belkin CNS08-T-06 Conserve Surge – Surge Protector with Timer

Belkin CNS08-T-06 Conserve Surge - Surge Protector with Timer

  • Automatically powers electronics off at the end of the day, eliminating standby power
  • 8 total outlets – 6 Auto-Off, 2 Always-On outlets
  • LED light blinks to alert users before power is automatically shut off
  • Surge protection against power spikes and irregularities
  • Convenient desktop timer button lets you power electronics on at the start of the day and starts the 11-hour timer – also lets you turn off electronics manually

Eliminate standby power with the Belkin Conserve Surge – 8-Outlet Surge Protector with Timer! The built-in timer will automatically turn power off at the end of the day or manually turn power off with a single touch of a button! Read More

Energy Saving Sensors Ensure Lights Automatically Turn Off in Unoccupied Spaces

August 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Product Title (In box)

By using the Lutron Radio Powr Savr Wireless RF Wall Occupancy/Vacancy Sensor offers convenient lighting control that detects when you enter and leave an area – triggering lights to turn on and off on when a room is occupied. This sensor saves energy by directing a compatible Lutron Maestro RF dimmer or switch to reduce lighting levels or turn lights off based on room occupancy/vacancy. The Occupancy sensors turn lights on automatically as an occupant enters the room and turns lights off again when the room is
unoccupied. The vacancy sensor requires lights to be turned on manually when an occupant enters a room, but will turn lights off automatically when the room is empty. The sensor wirelessly transmits the appropriate commands to an associated Maestro Wireless devices (or devices) to turn on or off automatically. Up to 3 sensors can be added with each RF dimming or switching device for extended coverage. Each sensor may be added to up to 10 compatible RF dimming and switching devices for spaces with multiple zones of lighting. It combines both convenience and exceptional energy savings along with ease of installation.

  • Wall-mounted wireless device with 180 degreesensor
  • Features occupancy/vacancy sensor, auto-on/auto-off or manual on/auto-off settings
  • XCT technology in occupancy/vacancy sensors detects fine motions of room occupants
  • Clear Connect RF technology ensures reliable, consistent communication between devices
  • Sensors require no wiring – installs in minutes
  • Price: $95.99
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    Energy Saving Irrigation Controller Helps Preserve the Environment!

    August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

    Product Title (In box)

    The Alex-Tronix Enercon 4-24 Plus is a commercial battery powered irrigation controller that can operate up to 24 stations with long battery life. The Enercon helps preserve and beautify the environment as well as increases agricultural crop yields. It has four independent programs with 4 start times per program, and the options of operation are automatic, semi-automatic, and timed manual. Ability to schedule irrigation system to automatically turn on certain days of the week or interval of days up to 99 days. Stations can time up to 24 hours in one minute increments, and up to 99 seconds in adjustable delay between stations. Since a solar panel is not required, maintenance and vandalism are minimized plus the controller can be installed in shade, indoors, or under cover. The Enercon uses energy saving technology is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Enercon Plus has been certified for water efficiency under the Smart Water Application Technology “S.W.A.T.” program and may qualify for cash rebates by many water districts.

  • Energy saving irrigation controller
  • Help to preserve and beautify the environment
  • Increase agricultural crop yields
  • Automatic, semi-automatic, and timed manual operation
  • Simple set it, don’t sweat it ® programming with function rotary switch
  • Price: $2112.00
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