ENERGY IN REALTIME
How it works?
- We install and sync your electricity meter to a smart device.
- Access your home energy usage in real-time.
- Identify which appliances are using the most energy.
- Learn how to minimise your electricity bill.
TURN ENERGY INTO INTEL
See real-time energy data and personalised tips and insights, and gain access to more intel like energy spike alerts, seeing always-on usage, peak electricity usage times and more.
SLASH ELECTRICITY BILLS
emerald EMS is helping thousands of Australians save hundreds of dollars on their quarterly electricity bills.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does an In-Home Display monitor energy usage?
Smart meters enable customers to take a deeper dive in to when and how they are using electricity. Interactive devices such as in-home displays (Electricity Advisor) provide real-time information about your electricity consumption. Electricity Advisor monitors an optical port on the front of your electricity smart meter (a flashing impulse light), and via a remote Bluetooth connection, sends electricity usage data directly and securely to your smartphone or device. As Bluetooth connection is used, Electricity Advisor will automatically connect to your smart device or phone whenever it is in range, ensuring you receive the most up to date information related to your electricity usage via the emerald EMS app.
How much can i save?
Your newly installed In-Home Display has the potential to provide significant savings to your household, primarily through raising awareness of your usage. It is estimated that In-Home Display’s save an average household anywhere from 5% to 15% off your electricity bills. We recommend you act on the intelligent savings recommendations and tips provided in the In-Home Display app. The exact savings are also dependent on your household demographics and current electricity usage levels.
How exactly can i save money using the IHD app?
By equipping you with the relevant information to make significant changes to your electricity usage behaviours and create a more energy efficient home. Naming a few features of an In-Home Display include: 1. Data & Graphs Easy to read and understand data and graphs, highlighting how much electricity your home is using, and the relevant costs associated with your usage. 2. Smart Energy Budget An essential tool that can assist you to reduce your monthly electricity usage through goal setting spend and usage targets. 3. Electricity Alerts Receive energy usage alerts when you reach 75%, 100% & 125% of your energy budget target. 4. Weekly Reports View and download your weekly report in-app. 5. New Energy-Saving Technologies The peace of mind knowing that you will be the first to know about new energy-saving opportunities.
Does an In-Home Display work with solar?
If you have solar panels installed at your home, your IHD still provides relevant information regarding your electricity usage, when you are not powering your property through Solar. As your new IHD monitors electricity consumption, when you are fully powering your property through Solar, the IHD app will display zero (0) Watts and indicate that you are not consuming any electricity from the grid. Top tip: to maximise your solar benefit, run any occasional appliances at this time (pool pump, washing machine or dishwasher) to use any excess solar electricity you may be producing. Note: your IHD will not monitor exports of solar to the grid or the volume of electricity your property is consuming from your solar system.