Reduce Your Energy Usage and Win a $20 Gift Card from Wattvision

Wattvision is rewarding users who consistently reduce their energy usage! Every week, Wattvision chooses a winner from a pool of users who have lowered their usage for three consecutive days. And increasing your chances of winning is easy! There's no limit to the number of entries you can accumulate in the pool--simply reach another three-day streak before we reset the pool every four weeks. 

This week's prize is a $20 gift card to Amazon.com, so start lowering your usage today! To view details, visit the rewards page

Forecast Your Energy Costs Using Earlier Data

Closely predict your energy costs by comparing your daily energy usage to your energy usage last month and even this time one or two years ago! Wattvision's date-picker bar at the top of your "Daily History" page now makes it incredibly easy. Just choose the date you want to examine and the date you want to compare it to, then submit!


Use the checkboxes to show or hide one day's data if desired. Plus click "<<" or ">>" to go backwards or forwards one day. 

In case you haven't, don't forget to check out the other tabs in the left-hand menu. View your energy usage by month, get your raw data, opt to receive alerts for energy spikes, or subscribe to weekly updates on your energy costs.

(Subscribe to a weekly summary of your energy usage by going to "Account Settings" using the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner after you sign in.)

Receive Weekly Numbers on Your Energy Usage

Every Friday, review your energy usage on your email by subscribing to the Wattvision weekly summary. All the information pertains to your house, energy usage, and potential savings. See the example below.

To subscribe, simply sign in on www.wattvision.com, hover over the drop down in the upper right hand corner, and click on "Account Settings." Under "Email Notifications," you can see whether or not you are currently subscribed. 

Weather Multiplier to Predict Your Energy Bill

One user posted: 

"At my house, u can multiply the degree days X 3.74 and it is very close to the energy usage. So I would like to know what others experience. So 30 day kwh divided by degree days divided by sq footage of the home(a home people actually live in)"

Any thoughts, wattvisionaries? Here's the original post with other existing user comments.

Your Thoughts on the New Design?

Comment on this post to give us any feedback on our recent changes to the mobile and web sites. Has the user experience improved? Are there any features you think should be added? Have you encountered any problems?

If you have not seen the changes, visit wattvision.com on your phone or computer! We redesigned the dashboard and overview pages on the website in addition to updating the live and history data pages on the mobile site (photo below). Don't forget to check out the Shared Energy Data page that allows you to compare your energy usage to others. 

As always, submit feedback or any questions here!

New Feature on History Page

Wattvision now allows you to compare data from today and yesterday on the same graph! Toggle between plots using the checkboxes, select a time range to zoom in on, or choose to view the graphs with data points taken either every 60 or 7.5 seconds (slightly longer loading time). 

Also check out the new date-picker option that allows you to conveniently view data from any day or month on the daily and monthly history pages. Enjoy!

(Get to this page by going to your Dashboard and clicking on the History tab. Then, choose to view your data usage either Daily or Monthly.) 

Wattvision + Rainforest Automation

Gateway + Cloud = Online Real Time Energy Monitoring

- Rainforest gateway and the Wattvision cloud now work together - Real time Smart Meter data available online

Princeton, NJ & Vancouver, BC – April 25, 2013 – Wattvision, an energy solutions company, and Rainforest Automation, a developer of residential energy management products, jointly announced that their two products are now mutually interoperable and form an integrated solution for consumers. The combination of Wattvision’s cloud-based energy monitoring platform and Rainforest`s internet-connected home energy gateway provides online access to accurate, real time energy data for residential homeowners, and forms a compelling consumer engagement tool for utilities deploying smart meters.

“Giving homeowners access to their own smart meter data is a proven way to show them the value of the new meter that has been installed on their house,” said Chris Tumpach, president of Rainforest Automation. “Providing easy, online access in real time allows consumers to engage at a higher level, and participate in reducing peak consumption – because they can see it as it happens.”

The EAGLETM Energy Access Gateway Link to Ethernet product from Rainforest Automation is a simple and affordable gateway device that communicates directly with smart meters that have been equipped with ZigBee Smart Energy standard wireless capability. It is able to read the smart meter data, and stream the real time energy information to the home Ethernet network and on to the internet. The EAGLETM is available from Amazon.com, and from the Rainforest Automation online store (http://www.rainforestautomation.com/choose_store), at the retail price of $99.99.

Wattvision’s cloud-based energy monitoring platform provides live feedback on energy use through a simple web and mobile interface. It also provides flexible access to the usage data and customizable alerts. Graphs of live data and history, raw data downloads, and rankings against other users are all available. Wattvision’s open API also permits users to share their data with other services, while maintaining security and privacy.

“Data from the newest smart meters is now accessible,” said Savraj Singh, Founder of Wattvision. “We can work with the same data the utility sees, and provide feedback to our customers via the web or phone to help them reduce their energy bills.”

About Wattvision

Wattvision makes cloud-based energy data collection and analysis tools to help consumers and businesses save money on energy. Founded in 2009, Wattvision has created a complete web and mobile experience for iOS, Android, and other mobile devices that fosters awareness of energy usage and drives savings. The Wattvision cloud processes millions of data points every day and can interoperate with other third-party services through an open API. The company is based in Princeton, NJ. For more information, visit: www.wattvision.com.

About Rainforest Automation

Rainforest Automation, Inc. makes products that allow utilities and homeowners to manage residential energy usage. Our primary product focus is on the ZigBee wireless HAN (Home Area Network), and connecting the smart meter data stream to the home and the cloud. Our open, standards-based devices enable “plug and play” access to the smart meter data stream – not only for utilities and end consumers, but also for third-parties, such as suppliers of home automation equipment, home energy management system makers, and providers of value-added cloud services. The company is based in Vancouver, BC.

For more information, visit: www.rainforestautomation.com.

ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to- use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.

Contact:

Bill Richardson
Rainforest Automation
604-630-4287 bill.richardson@rainforestautomation.com

Savraj Singh Wattvision 888-565-8425 savraj@wattvision.com