The cost of electricity is one of those things exempted from the law of gravity – it keeps coming up without coming down. With the economy, don’t even bother wishing for the utilities company to keep your power bill low for you. You can either choose to adhere to the numerous energy saving tips and follow those to the letters to keep your electricity bill down or you can get somebody to do it for you. And that somebody might just be the new Cisco Home Energy Management Solution (HEM) with Home Energy Controller (HEC). The HEM provides up to date power and bill information to make your home energy consumption efficient. Using the HEM, you can get instant information and control over your home energy consumption. The core of the HEM is the Cisco Home Energy Controller, it’s a countertop touchscreen monitor equipped with various networking capabilities and exclusive applications for energy management. The screen provides monitoring information as well as control over energy loads of supported thermostats, heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) systems, pool pump, televisions and home entertainment centers, computers, intelligent sockets and power strips, and smart appliances such as refrigerators and water heaters. The best part is all of these are done wirelessly through secure connections, so there’s no need for additional wiring and installation cost.
In summary HEC provides simple and easy-to-use energy management applications to monitor and budget energy use through a smart touchscreen with an easy-to-use interface and secure end-to-end data communications across different wired and wireless networking protocols.