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#1 OFFLINE   komondor

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:40 PM

I am looking at purchasing a whole house power monitoring system and believe I have it narrowed down to Sense or Neurio, I am leaning to the Neurio since they have a Web page available and Sense just has a phone/tablet app and I am not sure how much I can see on a phone screen.

 

https://sense.com/buy.html

 

http://neur.io/products/

 

 

I have eliminated the other systems like Curb because it requires a sensor on each breaker, and other system that require a 110V outlet.  My panel is located outside so it does not have an outlet and would be a bit of a pain to add one, and the power bricks are not rated for outdoor use.

 

Both Sense and Neurio just piggyback power off a regular 110V breaker.









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#2 OFFLINE   RubyMax

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM

Those look very interesting.



#3 OFFLINE   dicko

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:39 AM

I just bought a Sense in February because it seemed to be more actively developed and updated than the Neurio.

 

Just dont expect it to instantly learn all your devices. Its been two months and it still hasnt identified any lights or the TV in my house.  It seems to work best at identifying things that are turned on/off frequently such as furnaces and refrigerators that cycle multiple times per day.  The TV and lights are only turned on once per day, in the evening.

 

Sense doesnt yet have EV support for CMAX.  They've just added support for Telsa and they say they're phasing in support for other vehicles. 

 

If you havent already seen it, This Old House did a feature on Sense.

http://blog.sense.co...this-old-house/

 

There's also a Sense forum

http://community.sense.com/

 

I've attached a picture of what the Sense screen looks like when I plug in my level 2 charger.

 

Sense says they are working on a web viewer but its still in the future.

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#4 OFFLINE   cr08

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:58 AM

Sounds similar to the device our electric provider, AEP Ohio, has now and we have at our house. Completely wireless box that communicates directly to the smart meter and connects to Wifi and provides real time usage of the entire house at a time. The smarts are mostly in the phone app which does seem to be able to narrow down specific devices. Although so far the only thing it has identified for me is the fridge and a general 'always on' category. They're also supposed to be releasing a special thermostat later on which will tie into the app and provide more detailed HVAC related usage info. It all seems to be based on patterns of usage more than anything.



#5 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

If you can get solar, you don't have to worry about electric costs any more, the sun gives you money, really.

 

-=>Raja.



#6 OFFLINE   komondor

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 03:46 PM

No solar for me roof size and direction does not make it feasible, more than 20 yr payback for how many panels I can put on the roof



#7 OFFLINE   sporkinum

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:29 PM

Been thinking about solar, but neighbors have a couple of huge trees that might block the sun in the summer.



#8 OFFLINE   rbort

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:11 AM

I got solar in July of 2013.

 

I have not paid an electric bill since August of 2013 which was $10 after the solar panels backed up the meter.

 

I am on track to get all my money back by August of 2018, or 5 years.

 

I drive my Cmax off solar power for free.

 

I light my house and use AC in the summer for free.

 

The power of the sun is fantastic, you guys are missing out if you don't have it.

 

-=>Raja.



#9 OFFLINE   bschwerdt

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

If you can get solar, you don't have to worry about electric costs any more, the sun gives you money, really.

 

-=>Raja.

Frankly it seems that a meter like Sense or Neurio would be a good complement to solar.  The intent is to give you a better picture of what is using energy so that you can then conserve.  This, in turn, reduces the size of the array necessary to power your home.










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