Interested in a home energy management system but don’t want to buy it from a specific utility company or heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor? EnergyHub has begun selling an option that can be bought independently by consumers or homeowners. The company is pitching the technology as a way for consumers to save hundreds of dollars on their electricity bills each year by being smarter about consumption habits.
The system includes the HomeBase, which is the gateway that collects information from compatible thermostats and devices. The EnergyHub Socket adapter connects individual appliances into the system. (I don’t know about you, but it looks to me like the Socket product is a bit bulky, which could be a challenge for people who have their appliances wedged back into tight areas of their home. But I digress.) There are also Strips and Thermostats that can communicate with the Home Base.