PRODUCTS FOR HOME ENERGY MONITORING AND SOLAR OPTIMIZATION
EcoDog’s FIDO allows you to monitor your enegy usage and to identify where you are using the most electricity to pro-actively make cost-saving changes. The FIDO Home Energy Monitoring System oversees energy use throughout your home, on a room-by-room basis. The software interface, which runs on a home PC, combines this data with current pricing information from the utility company. Using patent-pending algorithms, the software displays recommendations of ways in which the consumers can reduce their electric bills.
EcoDog’s FIDO Home Energy Monitoring System provides a new level of visibility to electricity consumption that gives homeowners unprecedented power over their energy use with unique room-by-room visibility of where their energy dollars are spent. And when the utilities roll out their new generation of Smart Meters with complex time-of-use billing schemes, the savings that result from EcoDog’s comprehensive FIDO real-time home energy monitor will be even more dramatic.
Security Alerts: Record when appliances, lighting or electronics are running excessively or at unexpected times.
Data Privacy: Keeps your detailed energy usage patterns secure on your computer: no need to share with utilities or 3rd parties.
FIDO Tips: Personalized energy-saving advice based on individual use.
Parental Control: Lets parents know how the kids use electricity and enables remote ON/OFF.
Outlet Control: For individual electrical outlets.
Remote Access: e-mail or SMS alerts users to unusual electrical use.
Universal Meter Compatibility: Provides comprehensive monitoring that provides intelligence from traditional utility meters.
Makes Smart Meters Smarter: Enables dramatic savings as utilities roll out new generation of Smart Meters with complex time-of-use billing schemes.
Real-World Energy Savings
When used in conjunction with controllable switches and appliances, the system can automatically carry out recommendations that involve turning off appliances and outlets when not in use based on your’ preferences.
For example: For one homeowner, the user-friendly software interface showed that a basement dehumidifier was consuming excessive energy. Following the software’s recommendation to consider using an EnergyStar rated appliance, the homeowner replaced the device with a newer model and saved nearly $90 per month.
Solar System Optimization
As an added benefit for homes with solar installations, EcoDog’s FIDO system shows savings (or earnings) from solar input at a glance, monitors loads for maximum return on investment, tracks energy generation over time in KWHr and actual dollars and compares consumption versus generation.
FIDO can show homeowners not just how much they are generating, but how much and where they are using energy throughout their home. In addition, FIDO’s utility billing analytics allow the homeowner to see energy production, generation and net in dollars and cents, not just watts. More importantly, FIDO tells homeowners where they have money saving opportunities in the home and the financial impact of taking advantage of those opportunities.
CONSUMER-FRIENDLY ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
EcoDog, Inc. was founded on the principle that, through the use of state-of-the-art technology and innovative products, we can regain control of this critical aspect of our lives. We can stop asking questions and start answering them. We can stop worrying and be confident that we are doing our part to conserve. And that we can do all of this easily and affordably.
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