Efergy Online Energy Monitor Engage Home from £59.95
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Efergy Online Energy Monitor Engage Home from £59.95

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Found 17th Aug 2017
I've been after a new energy monitor as a replacement for my Owl and I'm toying with the idea of being able to monitor it remotely.

The Owl USB did let you plug it into their software but they don't have a recent Mac version and it was just a pain in the *** to get it to work with others.

I don't know much about the monitors but from what I can tell, the Efergy ones look to fulfil my requiments.

Online Energy Monitor Engage Home (no display, all online) Regular Price: £69.95 Special Price £59.95

Alternatively, you've got the same kit but with a home display:

Online Energy Monitor with Display, Engage Hub Elite Kit Regular Price: £94.90 Special Price £79.99

I've had a quick look (quick) and can't see it cheaper. Seems like an OK deal for me.

Thoughts?
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Thanks for posting but I'd say wait and see what the free smart meters are like.
The website is less than informative and has a few worrying rough edges.
I had a free energy meter from EDF for many years and found it very useful in an all-electric home. The software would not work on newer operating systems and eventually the device stopped working altogether. I would buy another - this one looks to offer much more - but the government is planning to get everyone onto smart meters, which will also cover gas and be supplied and fitted free of charge by 2020. I'll wait to see what's on offer and then consider the downsides of letting energy companies know when I'm at home/making a cup of tea or I'll go private with an energy meter like this.
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rdpeat4 h, 21 m ago

Thanks for posting but I'd say wait and see what the free smart meters are …Thanks for posting but I'd say wait and see what the free smart meters are like.The website is less than informative and has a few worrying rough edges. I had a free energy meter from EDF for many years and found it very useful in an all-electric home. The software would not work on newer operating systems and eventually the device stopped working altogether. I would buy another - this one looks to offer much more - but the government is planning to get everyone onto smart meters, which will also cover gas and be supplied and fitted free of charge by 2020. I'll wait to see what's on offer and then consider the downsides of letting energy companies know when I'm at home/making a cup of tea or I'll go private with an energy meter like this.



Fair comment! A few of my personal requirements are the ability to view online and remotely, the current usage and usage over the last day, week, month and year and as soon as possible. Sense would be to hold out! I don't need it to cover gas - can you imagine a DIY kit for that?! - I too found the site "a bit rough around the edges" but I've decided to take a gamble (as I usually do with crowd founded projects!). With all thats in the news at the moment, I don't consider anything online as "secure" but as long as it's just me and the hackers being able to see my energy consumption rather than an open ticket in for "The Big Six" then that sits just fine with me.
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