Energy management system (EMS) used to be a plan implemented in a business setting to optimize the use of energy, especially electricity. Businesses would often go to great lengths to ensure that electronic gadgets will only be used when they are needed. The electronic gadgets and appliances are being controlled with a specific system installed in the business setting. This system is usually called SCADA or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. Click here to see for Citect Scada software.
EMS also became the central system in controlling equipment in the business setting. This centralized control enables businesses to switch off equipment at will or automatically, depending on the need of business.
Wireless EMS at home
Wired control for equipment was used to be implemented in the business setting. However, wired control is costly, time-consuming and practically hard to troubleshoot. Going wireless is the natural evolution of the EMS equipment. By going wireless, everything could be controlled without the need for wires and troubleshooting is relatively easier because non-responding equipment will be monitored by the system immediately. No wires will be checked, and data acquisition regarding the equipment is faster.
Wireless control of home appliances is done through RF or Radio Frequency. Using an FCC-approved bandwidth, wireless equipment could activity control and monitor different equipment at home. A small gadget is installed at home that could transmit specific commands through the small consoles. The configuration could be done right in the console.
There are also wireless EMS that uses RF for controlling their system but uses a web interface for configuration. This will increase data collection, and users will have real-time information through the web interface, the real-time information through online access also increases connectivity. Homeowners could access the status of their equipment online. Although control could still be on RF, the online configuration has increased connectivity options for users.
Wireless EMS at homes is not only limited to HVAC equipment. The console is practically remote control equipment that could automatically switch off different electronic types of equipment at home. Through proper configuration, every equipment at home will be controlled or could be switched off at the specific time.
To put it simply, the role of EMS at home are the following:
It is already a given that EMS can control most equipment at home. However, it’s a key difference when compared to other power-saving devices is automation. The time and temperatures on HVAC could be controlled with the proper wireless energy management system.
Control of equipment will not only mean the conservation of energy. Conservation of equipment is also fostered through EMS. The wireless devices will also display the usage information so that users will have an update on the actual savings they are getting.
A single console could control any electronic device at home. Homeowners will be able to see in real-time data regarding the performance of their electronic device. Through the single console, they should be able to automate everything at home.
Since energy management doesn’t use any wires, electric shocks through livewires are prevented. Any failing device is also actively monitored by the system, and anything that goes out of normal setting will be immediately displayed in the console.
If there is online access, users will be able to access the data in real-time online. That means access to personal information and setting anywhere on earth.
A wireless energy management system is an affordable and easy to install an energy system. Control and access to different electronic pieces of equipment at home is easier through this system. Even the data such as the actual energy consumed by the equipment could be obtained online, which is available in most modern wireless energy management systems at home. Through proper installation – convenience, safety and savings on electronic equipment could be achieved through an energy management system.