Measurement

How to save energy the smart home way

In the first part of this article series we’ve been talking how you can measure electrical power consumption and discover when you have energy peaks. The information you’ve gathered can be used to find electrical devices that consume a lot of power and which could most likely be replaced by energy efficient devices. You can also find out which electrical device use a lot of electricity and maybe you can use this device in the evenings or weekends when electricity is cheaper. In this article you’ll learn how you can use NETIChome to save even more energy thus reducing your energy bills. Continue reading

Energy saving

A smart home powered by NETIChome not only make your life safer, more convenient and more fun but NETIChome can also help you to save energy and money.

The global average electricity consumption for households with electricity is roughly 3,500 kWh which comes to approximately 875 euro. The average gas consumption for a household is approximately 1434 m3 gas per year, which comes to a price of approximately 932 euro per year. Adding the total cost of energy and gas together comes to approximately cost of 1807 euro per year for an average house hold. Continue reading

NETIChome can only be used in small flats

Obvious the answer is False. NETIChome uses Z-Wave for communicate between devices. All devices that use Z-wave are able to relay messages to one another, so there is no need that all of the devices are in direct range of your NETICmain unit. To ensure longer battery life, devices without an external power supply do not transfer information from other modules but theirs signals can be routed by another constant-power nodes. Also you can add additional NETIC main units to your installation if needed to increase the coverage or number of connected devices. This allows use of our system in almost every location.

To top it all up we have a NETIChome repeater module that can be put simply into your wall power socket, the repeater module relays the ZWave messages from other NETIChome devices to give them an extended range of communication. Find out more about the NETIChome repeater module at http://netichome.com/english/products/controller/repeater/