NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Save money, reduce carbon footprints and understand the details of home utilities with the PowerX Energy Suite, launching on Kickstarter today. This suite harnesses the power of AI to monitor and report on utility usage including water heaters, water pipes, and electricity, putting customers in control before a bill arrives.
Technology has enabled people to understand nearly every aspect of their homes and lives. Utility trackers aren't a new concept, but they force consumers into a reactive approach to solving usage issues.
The PowerX Energy Suite changes the approach to utility management and tracking with an integrated system that puts customers in control. Offering 360-degree insight into water and energy usage, the PowerX Energy Suite offers a real-time utility bill so customers can make changes before their actual bills arrive. It leverages advances in artificial intelligence and easy-to-install heat, water, and electricity sensors to empower customers to mitigate expensive disasters and reduce energy consumption and costs.
The PowerX Energy Suite is a four-part smart system. PowerX Heat monitors and controls water heaters, PowerX Water attaches to the building's main water pipe and PowerX Electricity monitors the electric panel and monitors electric appliances. A central hub communicates all incoming data and connects to the internet to give customers understanding and control.
"People are looking for practical ways to live greener lives, but large behavioral changes are hard to stick with," said Manuel Schönfeld, Founder and CEO of PowerX. "The PowerX Energy Suite offers unprecedented insight into utility usage. Take, for example, a washing machine – with PowerX, users can measure power usage and water consumption gaining a complete picture of the costs associated with that appliance. Replicate that over an entire house, and it's easy to make simple tweaks and see big savings."
American homes used 1,437 billion kWh of electricity in 2019, with space heating and cooling making up more than 30% of all usage. Almost 25% of all electricity usage comes from lighting, appliances, and televisions. For water, the EPA estimates that the average family uses more than 300 gallons of water every day - mostly indoors. Of that, nearly two-thirds of water usage comes from the bathroom or faucets.
The PowerX Energy Suite is risk-free and non-invasive, as the installation doesn't require changes to plumbing or wiring. The sensors don't require access to electrical outlets, either. The three separate sensors integrate with AI and a smart hub to connect and provide detailed information on usage - down to the appliance. PowerX Heat, in particular, can reduce water heating costs without any change in behavior by the customer. Its AI learns usage patterns and preferred settings to tailor usage needs to the individual household. PowerX Water monitors flow, detects leaks, and provides tailored suggestions for reducing consumption down to the specific faucet or pipe. PowerX Electricity monitors appliances, detects inefficiencies and sends tailored saving tips to the hub.
The PowerX Hub connects all the sensors in the system. It uses WiFi, LAN, and LoRa connectivity with the internet. An accompanying mobile app allows users to read data from the hub, compare data, set goals, understand savings, and receive real-time alerts on usage or problem areas.
PowerX is available to pre-order by visiting pr.go2.fund/powerX.
PowerX is a team of individuals who believe that changing our world begins with a single action. Where do we spend most of our time, money, and energy? Our homes. We realized that finding a way to make this space that we all use every day more efficient could start a movement that could help save our planet. PowerX products have been carefully designed to maximize the efficiency of utility delivery and management for any homeowner or renter. The PowerX mission has been to combat climate change by making it as easy as possible for the average consumer to join the movement of protecting our environment through energy efficiency. We accomplish this by designing and building PowerX Heat, Water, and Electricity units that can fit onto most existing water heaters, water pipes, and electrical panels. For more information, visit http://www.powerx.co.
Lauren Ratcliffe, PowerX, 980-239-7982, [email protected]