How much electricity does the Watt Analytics system need?
This issue has to be split into two questions. How much power does Watt Analytics use at your home and how much electricity does our company consume in total?
The power consumption of Watt Analytics in your home depends on the meter used. iWattmeter and SmartPI are economical meters. The power consumption can be compared to an energy saving lamp. In addition, you have to take into account the power consumption of your Wi-Fi network and your mobile phone but, of course, you might also use it for other purposes.
In the current start-up phase the power consumption of Watt Analytics is not yet relevant. But together with our cloud providers we try our utmost to gather corresponding data. As soon as we reach a critical size, our next step will be to optimize our office infrastructure with Watt Analytics. Of course, you can then take the corresponding report from our homepage.
Watt Analytics does not recognize my electrical device. What can I do?
We are constantly striving to extend our analyzer. It may occur that a particular device cannot be recognized due to it's different behaviour compared to what we have analyzed so far. Please open the protected area of the homepage and check the expert training mode in the dashboard. This might be of use to you. If this does not solve your problem, just send us an e-mail and we'll take care of it.
How much data is transmitted via the WLAN and does that affect my telecommunications costs?
4 times per second we send a short data record to the Watt Analytics Server. This does not have any impact on the performance of your wireless network and is most probably covered by your basic set of free data.
What data are collected from the Watt Analytics system?
Only if we learn from the data of others and make our data available to other members our Watt Analytics Community can be effective. Transparency and the way we handle your personal and recorded data is very important to us. Learn more about our dataprotection.
Whhich compatibility requirements must be met on my phone, tablet or PC?
Watt Analytics works with all major iPhones and Android phones. You can run the Watt Analytics app on all popular iPads and Andorid tablets. To operate the PC a standard internet browser is sufficient.
Is there a recommended household size or a specific level of energy consumption to be reached in order to ensure a profitable purchase?
Based on our experience Watt Analytics can already record interesting saving potentials in a single household. Of course, saving potentials increase with the size of the household. Watt Analytics can be operated in single and multi-family homes. Even for small and medium-sized companies, Watt Analytics can achieve a meaningful optimization.
Is there a support or a hotline that I can contact in case of challenges?
We are still in the start-up phase. If you have a problem, please send us an e-mail. We'll get back to you.
Is there a state subsidy for the purchase of a measuring device?
This is an interesting question. On existing relevant websites you can find corresponding funding programmes from the public sector. But we still have to check these programmes. Should you have more experience on this topic, we would be grateful if you could bring it to our attention.
Can I deduct the cost of the meter for tax purposes?
This is an interesting question. We have to check that. Should you know more about this topic, we would be grateful if you could bring it to our attention.