Recently there has been a great deal of discussion concerning energy management and energy monitoring. What does energy management and monitoring mean, and how does it affect me? It can be easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information that is out there.
Simply put energy monitoring is keeping track of how much energy is being used. Energy management is adjusting the use of energy to conserve energy in the specific home, business, office or campus.
If you are able to monitor your energy use you can, in theory, manage your energy manually. By being careful to switch on and off devices is a start. It is, however, impossible to be around 24/7 to manage your energy use. A Control4 home automation system can not only monitor your energy use, but can also provide the 24/7 management that you cannot.