The iZone Smart Monitoring system is designed to show how much power appliances are using, thereby allowing householders to minimise their energy bills by scheduling appliances to exploit off-peak tariffs.
According to the company, the system monitors how efficient appliances are, when they may be operating, and how their usage during a 24-hour cycle impacts the amount of energy being consumed relative to daily billing tariffs.
Appliances can then be scheduled to run at times to exploit the lowest tariffs on any given day, thus saving on household energy bills.
“Power monitoring in the home doesn’t just tell owners when to turn appliances on and off, it can also reveal existing or imminent issues with appliances in relation to the need for replacement due to age, efficiency or overall performance,” says iZone.
“The impact on the environment shouldn’t be lost either. A better knowledge of how energy is used within the home can help identify ways to improve efficiency, minimise waste and reduce energy consumption, thereby allowing society to better steward its allotted natural resources.”
The company says iZone’s power diversion feature also lets solar system owners make the most of excess daytime solar power.
“Instead of diverting the excess power generated by daytime solar back into the electricity grid for a very small dollar return, this excess power can be used to pre-cool or pre-heat the home,” says iZone.
“Air conditioning systems can be set to automatically turn on before arriving home, all without using any power, except for that generated by the sun.”
iZone is an Australian company that offers advanced air conditioning solutions featuring smart device controls designed to maximise efficiency and minimise costs.