Energy monitoring systems are improving with advancements in technology; more utility companies are choosing to replace old analog energy meters on homes and businesses with new digital meters. These digital meters can measure a building’s electricity and gas consumption more precisely than traditional meters. They additionally provide users with more data about how they are using energy and greater control over their energy use. If your facility still uses analog meters, consider working with an energy monitoring service who can provide new digital meters; this can help you to gain better control over your energy consumption. Here are four of the reasons why you should consider investing in an energy monitoring service that uses digital meters.
1. Get Detailed Feedback on Energy Use
A great aspect of using an energy monitoring service with a digital meter is that your digital meter will provide you with valuable feedback regarding your energy consumption. The digital meter output will go to a computer program which analyzes usage data, comparing it to historical data.
You can then use this data to learn about how you are using energy; learn when you are using the most energy, and switch your habits accordingly to reduce usage during peak hours. You can also see real-time energy consumption data, which can help you make changes to reduce energy usage.
Additionally, seeing in real-time when you use more energy than normal can help you adjust habits as they’re forming. When used correctly, this data can help you drastically reduce energy consumption, helping you save greatly on monthly utility bills.
2. Greater Control Over Your Energy Consumption
Overall, an energy monitoring service and a digital meter can help you to gain greater control over your energy consumption. Your system can be programmed to alert you when you’re consuming more energy than normal; or alert you when you’re going higher than the demand limits you have set. The system can even help reduce electrical loads when you are consuming more energy than normal by taking non-critical items off of the grid to reduce peak load values. This fully automated system can then take the guesswork out of energy consumption, as you will know exactly how much energy you are using at all times, and you will have tools at your disposal to easily reduce your energy consumption, which can help to save you time and money.
3. Improved Accuracy
One of the problems with analog energy meters is that they are not always completely accurate. Not only can these systems be prone to improper usage measurements, but they also rely on a person from the utility company to physically record usage data, which can lead to inaccurate utility bills. Digital meters on the other hand accurately measure energy-consumption and send usage data directly to your energy company, reducing the margin for error.
4. A More Environmentally-Friendly Option
For the environmentally-conscious organization, digital energy monitoring systems can also be beneficial by helping to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only do these systems help to save you money, but they are also environmentally-friendly, as reduced energy consumption means fewer greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Additionally, digital meters help to further reduce carbon emissions by removing the need for a representative from your utility company to physically read your meter, since usage data will be sent to them directly, which means fewer vehicles on the road. Switching to a digital energy monitoring system will then help the environment in addition to saving you money.
Contact us to learn more about how a digital energy monitoring system can help to save you time and money by giving you greater control over your facility’s energy consumption.
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