Many of us like to keep track and manage our household energy. We have a fairly good idea of what works and how to control what we consume and generate. Home energy management systems have exploded into the market in the past few years and provide an easier way to track how and when you use energy. But what is a home energy management system (HEMS)? And how can it help you to control your energy usage and reduce your electricity bill?
What is a home energy management system?
A home energy management system (HEMS) is a device that uses both hardware and software to help you to manage and control your household’s energy usage.
How does a home energy management system work?
HEMS track and record when your household uses electricity using hardware installed at your house and software connected via the Internet. You connect and interact with it via your computer or an app on your smartphone or tablet.
The hardware is usually installed next to your home’s electrical switchboard and acts as a communications hub relaying messages from your home to you, and sometimes to your electricity company.
The software monitors and records all the ingoing and outgoing data and communications. So every time you switch on a light or turn on the dishwasher, it's recorded and translated into an easily read format, usually via a smartphone app or on your computer. You can use this information to manage your household's energy.
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How Reposit's smart technology reduces your electricity bill
Reposit keeps track and helps you manage the electricity in your household. You can see how much electricity your household is using and how much it's costing you.
It takes into consideration your electricity rates, your electricity plan and whether you have solar power or a solar battery setup. It lets you plan the best times to use energy to reduce your electricity bills.
If you're one of the 1.89 million Australian households with solar panels on your roof or are thinking about installing solar panels, Reposit alerts you instantly when you're generating more solar energy than your household is using. You can reduce your need to buy electricity from the grid by turning on your power hungry appliances such as the dishwasher or washing machine when your panels are producing more energy than your household is using.
Solar battery management
More and more Australians are turning to battery storage to capture the electricity from their solar panels to use when they need electricity.
Without smart control, your battery is basically a brainless vessel, incapable of thinking on its own. It would never consider recharging 24 hours before cloud cover hits, or rewarding your household with GridCredits® to help lower your bill. In fact, batteries don’t even know that money exists (which is why they’re not very good at saving it).
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