July 21, 2022

What’s the Big Buzz About “Energy Management”?


Ever looked at your energy bill and thought “why is it so expensive even though I follow the energy savings tips on it?” Does energy usage still seem mostly out of your control no matter how many lights you turn off throughout the day?  

With so many smart home devices making our lives easier, have you ever considered there could be a “smarter” way to manage their energy use in more detail, in an automated fashion that can also help you save money?  

Think about it, Smart TVs, Smart Thermostats, Smart Toaster Ovens, Smart Fans... this list goes on. Everything is becoming “smart,” “connected,” and more energy efficient these days. Yet energy management can feel archaic and futile when the monthly bill arrives – and that’s where Emporia can help for all your home’s devices, “smart” or not!

The Emporia Ecosystem enables Smarter Home Energy Management that can help you automatically manage your usage beyond energy savings tips to help lower your energy bill – it's good for your wallet and the planet!  

It’s part of why we were named one of America’s Best Home and Garden Brands of 2022 by Newsweek.

The Emporia Smart Home Energy Management System helps reduce overall energy consumption by identifying and managing wasted energy and providing control over how energy is used throughout the day. This system consists of Vue Energy Monitors, Smart Plugs, EV Chargers, Home Battery Systems, and integrated 3rd-party smart devices like thermostats and electric vehicles, with more smart appliances being added soon.  

Our New York Time’s Wirecutter-recommended Gen 2 Vue Energy Monitor helps you monitor whole-home energy use and automatically manage it after a quick install in your electrical panel. Alternatively, homeowners in select markets with ZigBee® Enabled AMI Smart Meters can make use of our wireless variant, the Vue: Utility Connect Energy Monitor. Then you can harness the insights and features of the Emporia App!

Our Smart Plugs received PC Mag Editor’s Choice and allow you to get started simply. You can monitor energy use and automate on/off times for devices like small appliances, TVs, gaming consoles, and more, so that they use energy when it’s cheapest throughout the day. You can of course combine our Vue Energy Monitors in addition to the Smart Plugs to get more granular insights, control, and automation!

With more electric vehicle adoption occurring these days, we’re also looking ahead to the future beyond our best in-class Level 2 EV Charger. The Emporia V2X Bi-Directional EV Charger — slated for 2023 release in partnership with BREK Electronics — will allow owners to charge their cars and also power their homes. It was even featured in TechCrunch!

Learn more about how the Emporia Ecosystem enables Smarter Home Energy Management here.

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