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8 Ways To Master Going “Green” At Home And At Work


Make it a goal of yours to save energy no matter where you are. Sure, you can swap out old light bulbs and clean your HVAC filters at home, but what are you doing at work to make a difference? When you save energy, you save money and you also reduce the demand for fossil fuels – it’s a triple threat if you ask us! See below for a few surefire ways to conserve energy both at home and at the office:

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At Home

  1. Pay attention to your refrigerator settings. We’ll bet you can get away with raising the temperature a few degrees in both the refrigerator and the freezer without causing any of your food to go bad.

  2. Don’t wash your clothes in hot water. Simply switching to warm can save nearly 500 pounds of CO2 each year.

  3. Insulate your ceilings and walls for year ‘round savings. It’ll help keep your home cool during the summer months and warm during the frigid winter months.

  4. Replace old windows with newer, energy-efficient models. Double-glazed glass really makes a difference.

At Work

  1. Have employees shut down their computers at the end of the day. If shutting them down completely is not a feasible option, at least put them into “sleep” mode to save electricity.

  2. Ride your bike to work. Not only will it save you in transportation costs, you’ll get a great exercise in, too!

  3. Have a kitchen in your office? Make the upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and have your employees unplug the devices when they are not in use.

  4. Install power monitors so you can easily keep track of the energy your company is consuming.

Electro Industries specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

Why Is Technical Support So Important?


Ever purchase something only to realize a few minutes or hours later that you have absolutely no idea how to use it? Can you remember a time where you bought something and it needed to be repaired a few months or years later and you couldn’t find anyone who knew how to fix it? That it was what we call a “poor service experience” and at Electro Industries, we never want you to experience that!

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In addition to offering free training programs at our New York headquarters and around the United States, our qualified technicians can also service your products – whether they are in in-house or out in the field. Our rates are dependent on the type of service that is required and your geographic location. Keep reading to learn more.

IN HOUSE REPAIRS

We charge a flat rate for our in-house repairs, which also include free upgrades to specific hardware and firmware levels. Our rates are as follows:

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $205.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $300.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $493.00
  • Portable Units: $932.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

IN HOUSE CALIBRATION

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $195.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $250.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $350.00
  • Portable Units: $550.00
  • Calibration Certification with Point to Data: $100.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

FIELD SERVICE

Our technicians can also come to you. If you are interested in our field services option, please refer to the chart below for our rates:

  • Local Rates (within 100 miles of Westbury, NY): $150.00 per hour
  • National Rates (outside 100 mile service radius): $1,2500 per workday, $700 per travel day, $225 per hour of overtime (after 10 hours)
  • Outside the United States: $2,500 per workday, $800 per travel day, $225 per hour overtime (after 10 hours)

These are not firm quotes, actual costs may vary. Special conditions apply. Want to learn more? Check out our product line or give Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call at 866-928-7908 today.

The One Thing You Need In Order To Change Your Medical Facility


Did you know that the average healthcare facility in the United States spends over $6.5 billion on energy costs every year? This is an astonishing number and it’s only predicted to increase over the next couple of years. Well, if you want to start tracking how much energy you are using in order to find areas where you can cut back, we’ve got a simple solution. It’s time to install EIG’s world class power meters.

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Why Choose Electro Industries?

If you’re the person in charge of running a healthcare facility – listen up. Electro Industries/GaugeTech has manufactured high-quality power monitoring systems to help you track and reduce energy consumption. The bottom line? You can start saving a fortune today!

Benefits of a Power Monitor:

  • Accurately monitor power consumption. Through the use of our power meters, you can track how much energy your facility is using. Take this a step further by installing submeters, which allow you to further pinpoint your consumption down to specific departments, floors, or machines.
  • Identify areas where energy savings and be attained. Using data gathered from our power meters, you can analyze critical information and identify inefficiencies. On average, our products can help you reduce your energy consumption by 15%!
  • Implement and track energy savings programs. Once you have determined where you are wasting power, you can design and implement an energy-savings program for your facility. Better yet, you can even use our meters to track the progress of your program to see how successful it is!
  • Analyze power quality to improve system reliability. In a medical facility, one small blip in the power supply could be the difference between life and death. Our meters also function as power quality analyzers, meaning you can ensure that you are receiving reliable power where it matters most.

So, what are you waiting for? Give the leaders at Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call today to find out what you need in order to get started. To learn more about our variety of power monitoring products, check out our online catalog. Or you can speak with one of our trained associates by calling 866-928-7908.

How To Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient in 4 Easy Steps


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Since you don’t own your apartment, you can’t control how much energy your home uses, right? Wrong. Even though some aspects are controlled by the landlord, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and keep your bills to a minimum. The best part is, most of these ways are quick, easy and inexpensive.

  1. Swap Out Your Thermostat – if your apartment is still using a traditional thermostat where you have to manually set the temperature each time you’re feeling uncomfortable, it’s time to upgrade. A programmable model gives your more control of your heating and cooling levels which can help reduce your energy use.

  2. Put An End To Air Leaks – inspect the area around your windows and doors and look for any possible ways air can escape. Fill cracks and gaps with caulk or weatherstripping for best results.

  3. Unplug Your Devices – chances are, you’re not using all of your electronic devices at the same time. Therefore, you can unplug some of them while they’re not being used. A quick and easy way to stop power to multiple devices at once is to use power strips.

  4. Replace Old Light Bulbs – if your apartment is still filled with old incandescent light bulbs, you’re wasting lots of your hard earned money. Switch to LEDs or CFLs and watch your energy bills plummet before your eyes. Sure, they may be a bit more expensive upfront, but trust us when we tell you it’ll be worth it in the long run.

For over four decades, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capabilities. Electrical providers worldwide rely on data captured and recorded by EIG meters to monitor, protect and improve the reliability of electrical power. Call us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our services.

3 Reasons to Invest In a Power Monitoring System


There are countless reasons why property owners can benefit from installing a power monitoring system. You’ll reduce your energy consumption and operating costs as well, as your impact on the environment.

Below we’ve highlighted just a few more reasons you might not have considered:

Increase Your Power Factor

The power factor is the term used to describe the quality of power that is being delivered to your property. You always want to aim for a power factor of 100 — and if your power factor is between 60-90 there is likely a lot you can change to become more energy efficient. By installing a power monitoring system, you’ll be able to identify and remedy inefficiencies and get real-time data regarding your power factor.

Accurately Allocate Your Energy Budget

A power monitoring system helps you to understand how much power you’re actually using each month. This allows you to set more realistic budgets when it comes to energy costs.

Reduce Your Peak Demand

If you use a large amount of energy during peak times,  you’ll pay for that in your power bill. Power monitoring systems will show you exactly where your energy is being consumed. This way you can more effectively run your equipment reducing peak demand.

Electro Industries has been a leader of power monitoring equipment for more than 40 years. Our instruments are currently being used by businesses around the world, both big and small. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about how we can help YOUR business.

How Our Products Can Help Your University


Have you ever wandered around a college campus? Night and day, massive amounts of energy are required to keep a university running. In fact, Energy Star estimates that educational institutions spend on average, $14 billion on energy per year, and guess what — 30-percent of that energy goes to waste due to inefficiencies!

By integrating a power monitoring system by Electro Industries, we can help you significantly minimize energy waste, reduce your carbon footprint, AND lower your power bills.

Read on to learn more about how our products can help your university:

Identify and Address Inefficiencies

Our products provide key insights into your campus’ energy consumption habits. Facility engineers and financial managers will be able to work together to identify just how energy is being used and eliminate any inefficiencies. Some common problem areas across colleges include:

  • Cafeterias
  • Common Areas
  • Retail Stores
  • Science and Computer Labs
  • Student Housing

Qualify for Government Funding

Is your university committed to the environment? Do you want to potentially qualify for more government funding? By installing one of our power monitoring systems, you have a better chance of being named a  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building.

Spread Awareness

By taking steps to become a green campus through energy conservation, you’ll be raising awareness both on-campus and within the community. This can further help you reduce energy consumption, as students, staff, administrators, and campus-visitors jump on board with your goals and become more conscious of their bad habits. This could help you save an additional 15-percent.

Still not convinced? Check out this University of Buffalo case study to learn more about the practical application of our products.

Electro Industries has been a worldwide manufacturer of power monitoring systems for over 40 years. We’ve helped colleges and universities across the globe reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and their carbon footprint. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 for more information.

How Can Electro Industries Help Data Centers?


If you’ve ever set foot in a data center, the amount of information being processed can be overwhelming. We’re sure you can imagine how much energy it takes to power this type of business — maybe you’re even paying the bills, but did you know that the NRDC projects that by the year 2020 data centers will consume 140 billion kilowatt-hours per year? That equates to the combined output of 50 power plants and about $13 billion. Not only is this expensive, but it has a significant impact on the environment.

That’s why data centers all over the world are investing in energy management systems from Electro Industries. Here’s how they can help:

Save Money

An energy management system will give you more insight into how much energy your data center is consuming. You’ll be able to identify and address inefficiencies in real time. After installing one of our systems, our customers have reported a savings of 20-percent or more in energy costs.

Improve Customer Experience

A key metric used by data centers to measure the amount of time their equipment is active is called uptime. Most data centers aim for an uptime of 99-percent or greater with little to no downtime. Our energy management systems help minimize downtime and will keep your data center running smoothly.

Help the Environment

In addition to saving money and running your business more efficiently, Electro Industries energy management systems also help you save the environment. This means you can work on improving your public image by promoting your green efforts.

When data centers all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we are a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Visit our website to learn more or call 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our professional associates.

What Makes Power Monitoring So Important?


It’s easy to see why power monitoring systems have become so popular over the years. They are used by businesses to monitor, control, and optimize the energy consumption of your property. Read on for three comprehensive reasons your business should invest in a power monitoring system:

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Cut Back On Energy Consumption

Ultimately, one-third of the energy consumed in the United States is wasted. When it comes to energy consumption, a power monitoring system can help you identify and eliminate inefficiencies in your property.

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Reduce Your Environmental Impact

In addition to the high price tag that comes with consuming energy, it also has a hefty impact on the environment. The more electricity a plant needs to produce to power your business, the more pollution you’re releasing into the environment. By utilizing a power monitoring system, you’ll be able to implement green efforts that help the environment — AND make you look great in the eyes of the community.

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Save Money

When it comes down to it, we all want to save money and a power monitoring system will help you improve your bottom line. When you lower your electrical expenses, you’re improving your profit margin.

 

For more than 40 years,  Electro Industries has been a leading supplier of power monitoring equipment and software to businesses all over the world. Our energy management experts would be more than happy to discuss how our products can help you save money, or you can head to our case study library and see for yourself. Want to better manage your business’ energy consumption? Contact us today at 866-928-7908.

Electro Industries Releases Terminal Breakout Box Kit for Use with Shark® 270 Meter’s I/O


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, July 5, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) released the CONN20163-KT Terminal Breakout Box kit that can be used to connect the Shark® 270 meter to a customer’s existing equipment in a simple, one-step process, letting the customer access the capabilities of the Shark® 270 high accuracy socket revenue meter while utilizing their current wiring scheme.

The customer simply uses the kit’s CAT6 cable to connect from one of the meter’s RJ45 I/O connectors to the RJ45 port on the CONN20163 unit. The CONN20163 converts the RJ45 cable connection to an 8 pole screw terminal receptacle that can be used for connecting wires to existing equipment, saving time and providing a convenient point of termination.

The CONN20163-KT comes with the CONN20163-KT unit, a 3 foot CAT6 cable, and labels to identify the specific I/O being connected.

Information about the CONN20163 and the Shark® 270 meter can be found on EIG’s website:

https://electroind.com/product-info/shark-270-energy-meter-io-terminal-breakout-box-kit/

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Trust Electro Industries with Your Power Monitoring Needs


For over 40 years, the world has turned to Electro Industries for high-quality energy meters, submeters, and power quality analyzers. Whether you’re interested in saving money or making your commercial property more environmentally friendly, we’ve got you covered!

Founded in 1975

Founded in 1975, Sam Kagan had a single goal — to create the first multifunctional power meter. Since accomplishing this task, Electro Industries has stayed committed to their mission. To innovate and produce the world’s best energy management technology.

Reliability

We’ve installed our products in hundreds of thousands of properties across the globe. From business organizations to government entities, you’ll find Electro Industries products in all corners of the world. Some of our most popular customers are: Florida Power & Light, conEdison Energy, and the United States Army.

Results

Our customers have reported a decrease of 20-percent energy consumption upon implementation. That’s millions of dollars per year. The long list of customers that have benefited from our power monitoring technology includes: property owners, energy suppliers, and more. Take a look at our library of case studies for yourself.

4-Year Warranty

Here at Electro Industries, we’re 100-percent confident in our products — and we’ve built them to stand the test of time! That’s why we offer an industry-leading warranty with every purchase at no extra cost.

Seamless Integration

Our expertly designed hardware works seamlessly with our thoughtfully designed software.

Are you ready to take the plunge and start saving both money and the environment with Electro Industries? Learn more today about how you can reduce your energy consumption, operating costs, and carbon footprint. Contact us at 866-928-7908.

How Electro Industries’ Products Can Save You Money


Looking for ways to improve your business’s bottom line? Consider installing power monitoring equipment in your building. Electro Industries has helped data centers, hospitals, manufacturing plants, property managers, and utility companies improve their bottom line for 40 years.

 

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Our power monitoring equipment simplifies energy management. With our complete line of products, you’ll be able to easily and accurately identifying power consumption and inefficiencies. This is particularly helpful if you’re trying to create a green energy saving program and cut power costs.

 

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Submeters

Our submeters simplify energy management and eliminate the need for outsourcing. With our complete line of products, you’ll be able to seamlessly facilitate billing your tenants. Our EnergyReporter EXT software will automatically bill your customers every month and allow them to conveniently pay online.

 

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Power Quality Analyzers

Our power quality analyzers can track both the quantity and quality of the energy that you’re consuming. This will allow you to reduce your load and have a more reliable stream of energy with little downtime. Our software can even send you real-time email alerts when complications are detected.

 

Electro Industries has been manufacturing high-quality energy meters, submeters, and power quality analyzers since 1975. That’s why the world trusts us with all of their power monitoring needs. Contact us today for more information and speak with one of our trained associates: 866-928-7908.

What is the Stack Effect?


Haven’t heard of the stack effect? It’s time to bone up because it’s most certainly impacting your office building and negatively affecting your energy efficiency. Electro Industries is here with what you need to know.

The Stack Effect

The stack effect refers to the way air flows in and out of your building. When it comes to airflow, always remember that hot air rises and cold air sinks. During the summer months when your cooling system is running, the air inside your building is much cooler than the air outside. As cool air escapes, warm air is sucked in. This is reversed in the winter months.

The Stack Effect and Energy Efficiency

The only way to completely avoid the negative impacts of the stack effect is to make your building airtight — this in and of itself is an impossible task. Buildings are never 100-percent airtight. This leaves you with major energy inefficiencies (which are only increased during the winter months.)

Imagine this scenario: The summer heat enters your building on the bottom floor as people come and go. Employees on that level become hot and crank the A/C to cool off. This causes employees in other areas of the building to be frozen out. Next thing you know they’re opening the windows to let the warm air in. The flow of cold air leaving the building has now increased and so has the flow of hot air entering it.

How Can I Combat the Stack Effect?

Offices can waste up to 20-percent of their energy. The best way to combat this wastefulness is to invest in a power monitoring system. Our power meters and submeters provide real-time data about how much energy your office building is using and will help you cut energy consumption where you need to.

When property owners all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we’re a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our associates.

Why Going Green is Important for Property Owners


More and more environmentally conscious renters flood the market each year. That means, in order to be more appealing to renters, property owners need to invest in making their buildings more eco-friendly. You may be reluctant to spend the money it takes to truly make an impact — but while the task at hand may seem daunting, Electro Industries is here to explain how the ends will justify the means.

You’ll Increase Your Property Value

Did you know that creating a sustainable building not only slashes your power bills, but will also increase your property’s value? Pro Tip: To Increase your property value even more, take this a step further and seek out third-party certification for energy upgrades.

You Can Charge More for Rent

Looking to bring in more sophisticated clientele? Operating as a green building will bring in renters that are willing to pay more for rent. Environmentally conscious tenants strongly consider sustainability when it comes to choosing an apartment. They’re willing to pay more money for fewer maintenance issues and lower utility bills.

You Can Upgrade Your Marketing Efforts

Without an effective marketing plan, your efforts won’t yield the results you’re looking for. Branding yourself as a sustainable property that’s committed to the cause is a sure fire way to get tenants in the door. Once you’ve devoted precious time and resources to going green, it’s important to shout it from the rooftops.

Don’t Forget About Your Common Areas

Common areas are commonly ignored when it comes to making energy efficient upgrades in apartment buildings. A great way to save even more money is to upgrade these spaces with energy efficient lighting and appliances.

In the long run, a green building is cheaper to operate. You may even choose to share the savings with tenants as an added bonus.

Don’t know how to get started? One of the simplest ways to begin your green journey is to install power monitoring equipment for your property. Electro Industries’ power meters, submeters, and energy management software can help you identify inefficiencies throughout your building, so you focus on eliminating them. Contact us to learn more today: 866-928-7908.

6 Ways to Cut Down On Energy Consumption in Your Factory


With the cost of energy so high, factory owners are always searching for ways to reduce their consumption. That’s why Electro Industries is here with six tactics to help you reduce the carbon footprint of your factory.

  1. Upgrade to Energy Efficient Equipment: Do you have a kitchen or office within your factory? Upgrading your appliances and other equipment with modern energy efficient replacements will slash your power bills.
  2. Go Paperless: Think before you print! Between all of the different cloud storage options out there, you can easily share important documents and information with your workers online. This not only reduces your impact on the environment but will also cut back on energy consumption.
  3. Beef Up Insulation: Heating and cooling your factory can cost a pretty penny — especially if you’re located in an extreme climate. Rather than spending an arm and a leg to constantly run your HVAC system, invest in better insulation for your building. This will stop air conditioning from escaping in the summer and heat from escaping in the winter.
  4. Utilize Natural Light: Why not use the power of the sun? Installing artificial light is expensive, unhealthy, and bad for the environment. By installing ample windows and skylights in your factory, you can utilize natural light all year round.
  5. Unplug: Switch off AND unplug computers and factory equipment in the evenings and on weekends. Many devices draw power from outlets even if they are turned off.
  6. Install a Power Monitoring System: One of the easiest ways to identify energy inefficiencies is to install an energy management system. Our power meters and submeters will provide real-time data about how much energy your factory is using. This can help you cut energy consumption up to 20 percent.

When factories all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we’re a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our associates.

Surprising Office Habits That Eat Up Power


As a business owner, you’re well aware of how expensive your buildings energy costs are. From office equipment to heating and cooling systems it can cost a small fortune just to power your office. But what if we told you that up to 20 percent of that money pays for wasted energy? We’re here with some surprising office habits that eat up energy.

Leaving Electronics and Appliances Turned On

Did you know that office equipment makes up about 16 percent of your businesses energy consumption? The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a staggering $1 billion of electricity is wasted per year on computer monitors that are left on.

Try setting your office computers up to automatically enter sleep mode after a certain amount of time. In addition, be sure to turn off all equipment and appliances that don’t need to run overnight. You can take this one step further and unplug them from the wall at the end of each day to avoid energy being siphoned from your outlets.

Rather than unplugging, you may be inclined to set timers for your devices to turn on in the mornings and off in the evenings — which is a great energy saving practice. However, It’s important to schedule appliances so they turn on and off sequentially, rather than all at once.

Night Cleaning

When office cleaning takes place in the evenings, it significantly increases off-peak energy consumption. To cut energy costs, try scheduling cleaning to take place just before you open for business or during the last hour of the day.

Mounting Your Thermostats in the Wrong Places

Did you know that sunlight, drafts, air vents, and more can affect thermostat readings? Make sure your thermostat is mounted in an area that will accurately read the temperature to avoid the unnecessary heating and cooling of your office.

Blocking Vents

Never block air flow. If you’re moving furniture in your office space, be sure to leave vents and grilles uncovered. By blocking them, you’re straining your HVAC system to circulate air through a smaller pathway — you guessed it, this requires more energy than if the vents were left uncovered.

One of the easiest ways to cut power consumption is to invest in power monitoring equipment for your property. Electro Industries’ power meters, submeters, and energy management software can help you identify inefficiencies throughout your building, so you focus on eliminating them.

Electro Industries has been serving businesses around the world for over 40 years. Contact us at 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our associates today.

Tips for Choosing an Energy Supplier


You’d think choosing an energy supplier would be as simple as shopping online for car insurance: Hop on the internet, compare companies, choose your package, and checkout. However, it’s not that easy. Choosing an energy supplier requires much more time and effort than you might realize. To make the process easier, check out our tips for choosing the utility provider that’s best for you.

Consider All Your Options

In most cases, any given region has multiple power suppliers to choose from. Be sure to research each company carefully before making a commitment. We suggest comparing a minimum of three to four companies to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

Ask the Important Questions

  • Is the pricing structure fixed or variable?
  • Are taxes included?
  • Does my quote include fees?
  • What is the length of the contract?
  • Will my contract be automatically renewed?
  • What are the hours of your customer service department?
  • How are complaints handled?

Install a Power Monitoring System

Once you’ve signed a contract with your chosen energy supplier, we recommend installing one of our power monitoring systems to track your power consumption. Then, each month make sure your numbers match your bill.

Electro Industries has been saving money and energy for businesses around the world for over 40 years. To learn how our power monitoring equipment can benefit your business, contact us at 866-928-7908.

Simple Ways to Improve the Sustainability of Your Building


Many business owners are under the impression that making their workplace sustainable is expensive — and it can be. However, there are a few simple ways you can improve your building’s sustainability without breaking the bank.

  • Upgrade Outdated Equipment: Using old and outdated equipment in your building, instead of modern upgrades, can double (if not triple) your energy costs. While it’s not necessarily realistic to replace all of your office equipment, start by replacing one item at a time.
  • Examine Your HVAC System: Heating and cooling is an enormous expense in office buildings. How can you lower your HVAC costs? Start by sealing air leaks, getting an HVAC tune-up, replacing your air filters, and adding insulation.
  • Power Down: You wouldn’t go to work and leave your home with all the lights and electronics running all day, would you? So why are you leaving your building’s lights, computers, and equipment running overnight after everyone’s gone home for the day? Powering down in the evenings and on weekends can save you more money than you may realize.
  • Install an Energy Management System: You can drastically improve your building’s sustainability by installing an energy management system. This can actually slash wasted energy by up to 20-percent! Our power meters and submeters provide real-time data about how much energy your facility is using — so you can identify inefficiencies and develop power saving programs to reduce your overall electrical consumption.

Electro Industries’ energy management systems are installed in some of the world’s largest corporations, utility providers, and government entities. For 40 years we’ve been a leader in power monitoring equipment. Browse our products online, or contact us at 866-928-7908 to learn more.

Common Mistakes Businesses Make When Going Green


Are you planning green initiatives to help make your business more energy-efficient? If not, you should be. However, don’t make these five common mistakes.

  1. Not Fully Committing: Sure, installing energy-efficient light bulbs is a great start, but have you truly committed to the task at hand? If you want to brand yourself as a green business, it’s important to fully commit. Institute green practices throughout your business — don’t just put a band-aid on it and call it a day.
  2. Trying to Do it All At Once: You can’t go green overnight. Trying to do it all at once can become overwhelming. Create a sustainability plan, identify all areas that need improvement, and begin implementing new strategies one-by-one.
  3. Not Promoting Your Green Efforts: Don’t forget to publicize your success. Showing good corporate social responsibility helps improve your bottom line — as long as your customers know about it. Let them know about the green initiatives you’ve worked so hard to incorporate.
  4. Leaving Your Consumers Out of the Solution: Give the public the opportunity to participate in your green initiatives. This can be as simple as adding a donate button to your website or as involved as planning an event that teaches them how to be energy-efficient in their everyday lives.
  5. Overlooking Simple Options: Don’t forget to implement some of the simpler options. For example, have you installed an energy management system? If not, browse through our selection of power monitoring products now!

Electro Industries offers the world’s largest selection of power monitoring instruments and software. For more than 40 years, we have helped businesses across the globe save money and the environment by reducing energy waste. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our energy management solutions.

5 Low-Cost Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your Business


Looking to make your business more energy-efficient? Spend a little now and save a lot later by investing in these five low-cost upgrades.

  1. Programmable Thermostats: Purchasing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to cut power costs related to heating and cooling your property. You’ll be able to schedule your HVAC system to automatically turn on during business hours, and off during evening hours and weekends. Once it’s initially programmed, there will be no need to manually fuss with it afterwards. One of our favorites is the Nest Learning Thermostat — it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and learns your temperature habits in about a week. You can also adjust the temperature from your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Upgrade Your Doors and Windows: Another way to make your building cheaper to heat and cool is by updating the weather stripping and caulking around your doors and windows to prevent unwanted air loss. This is much more cost-effective than purchasing brand new windows and doors!
  3. Ceiling Fans: A ceiling fan is a great way to supplement your cooling system. They circulate the air, making warm rooms feel cooler,  and only cost pennies per day to operate. So instead of running your A/C on 68 degrees all day, set it to 71 degrees and run a fan on low to keep your employees comfortable for less.
  4. Low Energy Lighting: Add skylights and windows wherever possible to increase natural light and decrease your dependence on electricity. Another trick when it comes to reducing energy consumption is to replace older light fixtures with modern energy efficient models and switch to LED or CFL lightbulbs.
  5. Energy Management System: Utilizing an energy management system can help you reduce power consumption and energy waste, lower operating costs, and lessen your impact on the environment. Click here to browse through our selection of power monitoring products.

Interested in learning how Electro Industries power monitoring equipment can help your business save energy, money, and the environment? Contact us today at 866-928-7908.

Electro Industries Releases Enhanced Security and Data Push for Shark® Meters to Cloud Servers


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces important new features for the INP100S Ethernet card and INP300S IEC 61850 Protocol Server card used by its Shark® 200/270 meters. Both cards now give enhanced security through creation of a whitelisted Exclusive Client. When the Exclusive Client is communicating to the Network card, all other communication to the card is suspended. This protects the meter from unauthorized access or tampering during meter programming.

In addition, the INP100S Ethernet card now supports data push of meter readings to cloud servers. The meter can push up to 15 readings on a programmed interval to cloud servers using the popular JSON structure. Cloud server support, as well as the enhanced security, is a critical capability for customers of the Shark® 200 and Shark® 270 advanced revenue meters, giving them the ability to integrate energy management into their cloud-based building management systems, such as Lucid’s BuildingOS®.

Information about the Network cards and the Shark® meters can be found at EIG’s website:

www.electroind.com

9 Ways Your Business Can Promote Its Energy Savings


In today’s world, it’s crucial to show good corporate social responsibility. Is your agency charitable? Does your business care about the environment? Does your company save on energy consumption? These are all examples of different ways a business can show they are committed to the well-being of society. Electro Industries offers an array of products that can help your business go green and conserve energy on a regular basis.

Once you’ve taken the leap, it’s important to get the word out. Read below for our top nine business-savvy ways to promote your energy savings:

 

  1. Blog About It: Create a blog dedicated to sharing your energy saving success (just like this one). You can provide green tips to live by, as well as industry news for your consumers to subscribe to.

  2. Create an Infographic: Infographics present data in a visually appealing way. This grabs the attention of your stakeholders and allows them to more easily receive the information.

  3. Shoot a Video: Put together an informational video about your energy saving efforts. Posting video content on your website can increase conversion by 80 percent. Additionally,  92 percent of mobile video consumers share videos with others.

  4. Post Case Studies: When it comes to energy conservation, case studies are instrumental in showcasing your accomplishments. Create a dedicated tab on your website for case studies about your work.

  5. Send a Newsletter: Your monthly newsletter is the perfect place to promote your green business news. Feature a snippet about your achievements with an eye-catching photo so it doesn’t get lost in translation.

  6. Send a Traditional Press Release: Whether you have a PR team or not, it is important to get your news out to the media. A traditional press release can do just that. Create some positive press for yourself by sending out press releases about your triumphs in energy efficiency.

  7. Create Corporate Reports: Preparing a detailed corporate report for your constituents to review is another way to present your tactics to the public in a neat and organized way.

  8. Utilize Social Media: Never underestimate the power of social media. With the number of users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin growing every day, the right post on the right platform can increase your reach ten-fold. Put effort into creating and sharing content regularly. This will increase brand awareness and traffic to your website.

  9. Email Your Constituents: No matter how much content you create, it all means nothing if people aren’t seeing it. A great way to get your information out there is to deliver it yourself. Start an email campaign with links to your social media pages, as well as the content you’ve created to increase views.

 

Electro Industries is a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of power monitoring equipment. For more than 40 years, we have helped businesses around the world save energy, money, and the environment. Contact us today at (866) 928-7908 to learn how our energy management systems can help your business go green.

How Should I Bill My Tenants for Power?


If you rent out residential or commercial property, you’ve probably wondered how to bill your tenants for the energy they consume. This is usually handled in one of two ways: square footage based billing and fair billing.

Square Footage-Based Billing

This simple practice consists of billing your tenants proportionately based on the square footage of their space. For example, let’s say this month’s electricity bill is $600. You have two tenants: one rents a 1,000 square foot space for a family of four; the second is an individual who rents a 5,000 square foot space and is never home. Based on the size of their units, the first tenant would pay $100 and the second would pay $500, regardless of how much energy they actually used during that time period. This essentially punishes tenants for renting larger spaces, and should be avoided if possible.

Fair Billing

Property managers who don’t want to rely on the arbitrary square footage-based billing method can easily utilize fair billing. Fair billing charges tenants for how much electricity they actually consume.This is done through the application of submeters. These devices track how much energy is consumed by each individual unit, allowing tenants to be charged for what they use each month. Tenants like this because it’s fair. It also encourages them to conserve energy, since they directly benefit from the savings.  In addition, fair billing also benefits the property manager. With automatic billing and fair division among tenants, it becomes even easier to market your property and attract new customers — not to mention, submetering is tax-deductible, increases your property value, and reduces operating costs.

Electro Industries has been helping property managers across the globe submeter their tenant’s spaces and save energy and money for more than 40 years. Contact us today to learn how our power monitoring products can benefit your business: call (866) 928-7908.

Why Should Hospitals Care About Energy Management?


When it comes to energy, few types of facilities use more of it than hospitals and healthcare agencies. It is estimated that the average 200,000-square-foot, 50-bed hospital spends more than $680,000 on energy every year. Combined, healthcare facilities across the country spend roughly $6.5 billion on energy each year, and that number is constantly rising to meet the evolving needs of their patients.

 

So, why should hospitals care about energy management?

Hospitals can improve their bottom line by better managing their energy consumption. According to Energy Star, “every $1 a non-profit healthcare organization saves on energy is equivalent to generating $20 in new revenues for hospitals or $10 for medical offices. For-profit hospitals, medical offices, and nursing homes can raise their earnings per share a penny by reducing energy costs just 5 percent.”

By being more energy-efficient, hospitals around the world can:

  • Save money
  • Reduce greenhouse emissions
  • Improve air quality
  • Support their commitment to public health

 

What can hospitals do to conserve energy?

Even with facilities as complex as hospitals, energy savings aren’t hard to achieve. In fact, just making some of these small changes can have a big impact on your energy bill:

  • Upgrade to LED lighting. LED light bulbs consume up to 80% less energy than incandescents, and can last up to ten times longer. You should also use natural lighting whenever possible to further trim your energy bills.
  • Maintain all HVAC systems. Heating, cooling, and ventilation are responsible for roughly one-third of all hospital energy use. Using programmable thermostats and tuning up your HVAC system twice per year is a good way to start conserving energy.
  • Install low-flow plumbing fixtures. It’s not just electricity being wasted, it’s water too. Installing low-flow sinks, showerheads, and toilets can reduce water consumption by 50% or more.
  • Invest in an energy management system. Using power meters, submeters, and specially-designed computer software, energy management systems can help healthcare facilities reduce their energy consumption by 20% or more. If employed at every facility across the country, this would translate to more than $1 billion in savings.

 

Electro Industries has helped hospitals all over the world save energy, money, and the environment for the past 40+ years. To learn how we can help your healthcare facility, give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Electro Industries


You know that Electro Industries is a worldwide leader in energy management systems, but what else do you know? Take a look at these five facts about our company – you might be surprised what you learn.

 

1. We helped pioneer the power monitoring industry more than 40 years ago.

Sam Kagan founded Electro Industries in 1975 with one goal in mind: to create the first multifunction meter. Since then, Electro Industries has made one innovation after another, compiling a multitude of patents, trademarks, and awards over the past 40 years.

 

2. Our power meters have been installed all around the world.

Hundreds of thousands of Electro Industries power meters, submeters, and energy management software have been installed in virtually every corner in the globe. We help a variety of businesses, utility companies, universities, and government entities throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Check out our case studies library to learn more.

 

3. We offer free customer training seminars throughout the country.

In order to get the most out of out power monitoring products, it is essential that you understand how they work – inside and out. That’s why our dedicated training team travels the country providing free hands-on seminars for our valued customers. Click here to view our upcoming training schedule.

 

4. Our products are backed by our industry-leading four-year warranty.

Quality is our most important goal. All of our products are built to last, and our industry-best four-year warranty assures you of that. If other companies don’t have confidence in their products, how can they expect you to?

 

5. The United States Army counts on us, and you can too.

That’s right; the United States Army is currently using Electro Industries power meters in their bases across the country in an effort to reduce energy consumption. The initiative started in 2008 and has been very successful over the past decade. Click here to learn more.

 

Want to learn how Electro Industries power monitoring equipment can help your business save energy, money, and the environment? Visit our website, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.

4 Mistakes That Could Skyrocket Your Business’ Energy Bills


 

Is your business spending too much money on energy? Probably.

The good news is that you can achieve big savings by making relatively small changes. For starters, make sure you aren’t making one of these four mistakes, which could skyrocket your energy bill…

 

Poor Building Scheduling.

Take a look at an hourly breakdown of your building’s energy consumption, then cross-reference it to your employee’s working hours. Do the two match up? Oftentimes, you will find you are paying to operate your facility when it is completely vacant – such as overnight or on the weekends.

 

Using Inefficient Equipment.

Your facility is only as energy-efficient as the equipment it uses. From employee computers to the refrigerator in your breakroom, take a close look at all of the electronic devices in your office and how they compare to today’s energy standards. You may discover that doing a complete overhaul of your equipment will actually save you money in the long-run.

 

Neglecting HVAC System.

Heating and cooling is a major source of energy consumption. In some offices, it can be responsible for half of your energy bill or more. Keep costs down and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system by keeping up with your preventative maintenance. This includes:

  • Changing your air filters every month.
  • Upgrading the insulation in your walls, ceiling, and floors.
  • Sealing air leaks around your windows, doors, and ductwork.
  • Scheduling a professional tune-up twice per year (heating and cooling).

 

Not Investing in an EMS.

An energy management system, or EMS, allows you to monitor, control, and optimize your facility’s energy consumption. Using a series of connected power meters, submeters, and computer software, you can view how much energy your facility is consuming in real time. This allows you to easily identify areas of inefficiency and work on correcting them.

 

For the past 40+ years, Electro Industries has helped businesses around the world save energy, money, and the environment. Our energy management systems are simple, easy to use, and proven to reduce energy consumption. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

The Six Ws of Energy Management Systems


You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Here’s everything you want to know about energy management systems, courtesy of the experts at Electro Industries!

 

What is an energy management system?

An energy management system uses a series of meters and computers to monitor, control, and optimize the power consumption of your facility.

 

Why are energy management systems beneficial?

When properly installed and utilized, energy management systems can help you reduce power consumption and energy waste, lower operating costs, and lessen your impact on the environment.

 

How can an energy management system help you save money?

With real-time energy monitoring, you can view how much power your facility is using at that exact moment. This allows you to easily identify areas of inefficiency and implement power savings programs to cut operating costs and improve your profit margin. The power meters from Electro Industries also double as power quality analyzers, helping you prevent downtime and the lost revenue associated with it. Lastly, you can use your newfound commitment to the environment in your marketing materials to attract new customers.

 

Who can benefit from an energy management system?

Anyone and everyone can benefit from an energy management system, regardless of your business size, type, or industry. Electro Industries has installed energy management systems across the globe in hospitals, data centers, malls, apartment complexes, factories, schools, and more.

 

When is the best time to invest in an energy management system?

The best time to invest in an energy management system was yesterday. The second best time is now. The truth is, there is never a bad time to get started with your energy management goals. The sooner you invest in an EMS, the sooner you start saving money!

 

Where can I learn more about energy management systems?

If you are looking for more information about energy management systems, there’s only one name you need to know: Electro Industries. Visit our website to learn how our power monitoring equipment can help improve your business, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

Register for Our Free Power Meter Training Session in Boynton Beach, FL


Up next on the Electro Industries nationwide tour: Boynton Beach!

That’s right, Electro Industries will be coming to Florida next month to conduct a comprehensive hands-on training session on our Shark and Nexus power meters. The two-day course is perfect for everyone who uses our power monitoring products on a daily basis.

No matter your experience level now, you will walk out of the seminar knowing the ins and outs of our products. The training course will cover everything from meter setup and configuration to communication protocols and reporting.

Read below to learn more…

 

Event Details

When: May 9th – 10th, 2017

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Where: Courtyard Marriott Boynton Beach

1601 North Congress Ave

Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Cost: FREE

 

Other Notes

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early both days to allow time to check in and set up.
  • Attendees are responsible for providing their own transportation and lodging (if applicable).
  • Participants are required to bring their own WiFi-enabled laptop, running Windows Vista or later.
  • Guests should download and install our Communicator EXT 4.0 software prior to attending.
  • View our online flyer for more information.

 

Registration

Space is limited, sign up now to reserve your spot! Guests interested in attending have two ways to register:

  • Register online by clicking here.
  • Register over the phone by calling (561) 758-2660

 

Electro Industries has been a worldwide leader in the power monitoring industry for more than 40 years. Our energy management systems are designed to help your business save energy, money, and the environment. Click here to browse our selection of power monitoring equipment, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.

Spring Clean Your Way to Energy Savings


Spring cleaning isn’t just for our homes, and it’s not just for appearances. Here are four ways that business owners can spring clean their way to energy savings:

Air filters

Dirty air filters are bad news. In fact, it is estimated that four out of every five HVAC-related breakdowns are caused by dirty air filters. A dirty filter limits fresh air intake, which in turn increases wear-and-tear on your HVAC system and spikes your energy bills. Clean or replace your filters at the start of the spring season, and once per month afterwards.

Refrigerator coils

The break-room refrigerator is a sneaky source of energy consumption. The easiest and most effective way to maximize energy-efficiency is by cleaning the condenser coils every six months. First, unplug the refrigerator and locate the coils (they are usually on the back or underneath the appliance). Then, using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner, clean the coils until all visible dust and debris is gone.

Air ducts

Air ducts are a notorious hiding spot for dust, animal dander, pollen, mold, and all types of other contaminants. Not only do these pollutants affect indoor air quality, they can impact the performance of your HVAC system by limiting air flow through your vents. That’s why experts recommend having your air ducts professionally cleaned every 3-5 years.

Dusty equipment

Are your light bulbs, computers, and other office equipment coated in a layer of dust? Not only is this dust unsightly and allergenic, it can actually spike energy consumption. Give your office a good dusting using microfiber cloths – traditional feather dusters are ineffective and just kick dust into the air, rather than collecting it.

Looking for more ways to save energy for your business? Consider investing in an energy management system. Using power monitoring equipment and connected computer software, you can monitor your facility’s energy consumption in real time and identify areas of weakness. Visit the Electro Industries website to learn more, or call (866) 928-7908.

3 Things Your Utility Bill Isn’t Telling You


When you get your electricity bill every month, do you pay it blindly or examine it closely? Even if you do pay attention to everything written on the statement (which most of us don’t), you are still missing out on key information.

Here are three things your utility bill doesn’t tell you:

 

  • Peak hours. Peak hours are the period of time when energy demand is at its highest in a particular city or region. Most energy suppliers will charge you more for the electricity you use during this timeframe. If you don’t pay attention to these hours of peak demand, you could be paying up to 30% more on your utility bill each month.

 

  • Base load. Your base load is the amount of energy your facility consumes when it is not in use. This is the first place that energy managers should look for wasted energy. Under ideal conditions, your base load should be very low, with the majority of energy being used on security lights or other equipment required to run around-the-clock. However, many facilities are surprised when they find out their base load is much higher than they expected. This difference between expected base load and actual base load is wasted energy. Unfortunately, utility bills do not allow you to calculate your base load.

 

  • Real-time insights. The biggest problem with utility bills is that you only get them once per month. When you have thirty days worth of data lumped together into one number, it is nearly impossible to identify trends and inefficiencies. Access to real-time data allows for faster problem detection, correction, and improved energy efficiency. Receiving this information in 24-hour increments can decrease the value and accuracy of the data, let alone 30-day increments.

 

Stop relying on your utility bills to provide insight into your energy consumption. Invest in an energy management system today.

Electro Industries is a worldwide manufacturer of power metering equipment and software. Our comprehensive energy management systems provide real-time insights and alerts, allowing you to quickly identify and correct inefficiencies. Visit our website to learn how we can help your business save energy and money, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

How Does Spring Affect Energy Usage?


 

Spring is in the air! As climates across the country transition from cold weather to more mild temperatures, business owners can expect changes on their energy bills. Let’s take a look at two major ways the spring season can impact your energy consumption:

 

Warmer Temperatures

Spring signals the end of the winter months, and the beginning of the warm season. Before long, business owners everywhere will be shutting down their furnaces and starting up their air conditioners in order to keep comfortable.

Here are a few tips to help you beat the heat without breaking the bank:

  • Change your air filters each month.
  • Have your cooling system professionally tuned up and inspected at the start of the season.
  • Patch any holes in your ductwork.
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat.
  • Seal air leaks around windows and doors.
  • Use ceiling fans to facilitate airflow and create a windchill effect.
  • Keep your curtains closed to prevent the sun from warming up your office on hot days.

 

Daylight Savings Time

Along with the warmer temperatures, spring also brings more sunlight with each passing day. And thanks to the clock adjustment (don’t forget to spring ahead one hour!), this daylight is better-aligned with our work hours. Savvy energy managers can use this abundance of sunlight to their advantage. Some ways they can do this include:

  • Installing solar panels to convert sunlight into energy.
  • Keeping the curtains open to reduce the need for artificial lighting.
  • Warming their office on chilly days by keeping the curtains open.

 

Some businesses may find that their energy costs drop in the spring; others may experience a sharp increase. Every business is different. The best way to monitor your energy consumption is with a professionally-installed energy management system.

Electro Industries has been a worldwide supplier of power monitoring equipment and software for more than 40 years. We have helped businesses across the globe save energy, money, and the environment – let us help you. Give us a call at (866) 928-7908 to learn more about how our products can help your business, regardless of size or sector.

Electro Industries Offering Free Power Meter Training Session in Greensboro, NC


 

Mark your calendars, Electro Industries is coming to Greensboro, North Carolina!

Our dedicated customer training team travels all around the country, providing our valued customers with free training sessions for our Shark and Nexus product lines. Next month, we will be visiting the city of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Read below to learn more about this one-of-a-kind training opportunity…

 

Event Details

When: April 19th – 20th, 2017

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Greensboro Marriott Downtown

304 North Greene Street

Greensboro, NC 27401

Cost: FREE

 

Course Contents

This two-day seminar will provide users with a comprehensive understanding of our Shark and Nexus power meters. Course contents will include, but are not limited to:

  • Meter configuration
  • Terminology and programming
  • Communication protocols
  • Interpreting real-time data
  • Accessing and analyzing historical data
  • DNP implementation and interfacing
  • Software integration
  • And more!

 

Other Notes

  • Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and lodging (if applicable).
  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to check in and set up.
  • Guests should download and install our Communicator EXT 4.0 software prior to attending.
  • Participants must bring a WiFi-enabled laptop running Windows Vista or later.
  • View our flyer for more information.

 

Registration

Seating is limited. Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested guests can register online, or contact James Poole at (772) 621-9641.

 

Electro Industries offers the world’s largest selection of power monitoring instruments and software. For more than 40 years, we have helped businesses across the globe save money and the environment by reducing energy waste. Visit our website to learn more about our energy management solutions, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.

How Energy Suppliers Can Benefit from Power Monitoring Equipment


We all know how energy consumers can benefit from power monitoring equipment; reduced energy consumption, operating costs, and environmental impact are all common reasons why businesses around the world choose to invest in it.

But what you may not know is that power monitoring equipment can also help energy suppliers operate more efficiently. Here’s how:

Improved Power Distribution Reliability

As an energy provider, your number one priority should be distributing a reliable supply of power to your customers. Our products can help you do this by allowing you to:

  • Monitor Voltage Variations
  • Record Faults and Time Protective Equipment
  • Monitor Reliability of Breakers and Relays
  • Uncover Optimal Course Of Action to Rectify Events
  • View Historical Data to Avoid Future Events
Substation Automation Solutions

The substation is the heart of your operations. Improving how you manage your substation can improve your business as a whole. With the help of power monitoring equipment, you can:

  • Heighten Emergency Response Time
  • Shed or Shift Loads Quickly
  • Identify and Manage Peak Demand
  • Upgrade Substation Monitoring Technology
  • Improve Levels of Communication and Data Transmission
  • Increase Accuracy of Revenue Metering and Billing Systems
Enhanced Customer Service

Customer service is an important component of every business. Here’s a few examples of how the power monitoring equipment available from Electro Industries can help you keep your customers happy:

  • Service More Customers Through Power Information
  • Provide Customers with Immediate Power Quality Solutions
  • Improve Power Distribution Reliability
  • Automated Billing

Electro Industries has been a leading supplier of power monitoring equipment for more than 40 years. Our instruments are currently being used by businesses around the world, big and small. Visit our website to learn how we can help your business, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

Must-Have Features of Any Energy Management Software


 

Any good energy management system has two components: hardware and software. The hardware is the physical equipment, such as meters and submeters, that track energy consumption. The software refers to the computer applications which display and organize the vast amounts data collected by the hardware.

 

If you are looking to invest in energy management software for your company, make sure it has these five features:

 

Meter configuration and monitoring. First and foremost, your energy management software should be able to connect to your power monitoring meters and submeters. Ideally, the configuration process should be automatic, and your software should continuously monitor meter health and report any problems.

 

Real-time energy information. In the world of energy management, real-time data is invaluable. Compared to interval data, which only generates every 24-48 hours, real-time data provides you with in-the-moment insights, making it easier to understand your facility’s energy consumption and locate weaknesses.

 

Historical data access. Access to historical data is just as important as access to real-time data. If you cannot view your energy consumption data from last year, how can you tell if you are improving?

 

Power quality analysis. Not all energy is created equal. If you are not receiving a steady stream of reliable power from your supplier, costly outages can occur. If your energy management software doesn’t have power quality analysis capabilities, you have no defense against potential lapses in your power supply.

 

Reporting capabilities. All of this wonderful data means nothing if there’s no way to access and understand it. Your energy management software should offer a reporting dashboard that automatically populates important information in a concise, easy-to-read report.

 

Electro Industries is a worldwide leader in energy management systems. Our EnergyManager EXT software comes fully-equipped with all of these features, and is designed to seamlessly integrate with our world-class power meters. Visit our website to learn more, or call (866) 928-7908.

3 Ways Schools Can Benefit from Energy Management Systems


Did you know educational facilities across the United States spend more than $14 billion on energy each year? Furthermore, it is estimated that about 30% of this energy (or $4.7 billion) is ultimately wasted.

 

With statistics like these, it’s easy to understand why schools across the country are implementing energy management systems on their campuses. Here are three ways that all schools can benefit from power monitoring equipment:

 

  • Identify and improve inefficiencies. Energy management systems which utilize submeters can pinpoint energy consumption down to a specific building, floor, or piece of equipment. Using this information, you can easily identify inefficiencies within your facility and design energy-saving programs to fix these weak points.

 

  • Spread awareness around campus. Once you have this energy consumption and savings data available, you can display it across your campus and invite students and staff to join the initiative. This added awareness can cause students to be more conscientious of their energy consumption habits, leading to further savings of 15% or more.

 

  • Qualify for government rebates. If you are applying for government certifications, such as an LEED building, there are certain guidelines you have to meet. A professionally-installed energy management system can help you monitor your progress, achieve your goals, and provide the data needed to support your claims. Meeting certain benchmarks can even qualify you for a government rebate.

 

Want to learn more? Click here to learn how the University at Buffalo is utilizing energy management systems to reduce consumption campus-wide.

 

Electro Industries has helped educational facilities around the world save money, energy, and the environment for more than 40 years. Visit our website to learn more about our energy management systems, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

Register for Electro Industries Power Meter Training Session in Lincoln, NE


 

Up next in the Electro Industries nationwide tour: Lincoln, Nebraska!

 

Not only does Electro Industries manufacture the world’s best power monitoring equipment, we have a team of dedicated training specialists that travel around the country to show you how to use it. Next month, we will be visiting the city of Lincoln, Nebraska to provide users with a comprehensive, FREE, two-day training seminar on our Nexus and Shark power meters.


Read below to learn more…

 

Event Details:

When: April 4th & 5th, 2017

   9:00AM to 5:00PM

Where: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lincoln South

   1101 W Commerce Way

   Lincoln, NE 68521

Cost: FREE

 

Important Notes:

  • Guests are responsible for providing their own transportation and lodging (if applicable).
  • Please arrive half an hour early to check in and set up.
  • Attendees should bring a WiFi-enabled laptop computer running Windows Vista or later.
  • Participants should download and install our Communicator EXT 4.0 software prior to attending.

 

Course Contents

Whether you are a novice or an experienced user of our products, this course will provide a comprehensive understanding of our Nexus and Shark power meters. Course contents will include, but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to the Shark and Nexus meters
  • Software functionality and features
  • Meter setup and configuration
  • Interpreting data in real-time
  • Accessing historical data
  • Communicating through a variety of protocols
  • DNP implementation and interfacing with other systems
  • And more!

 

Registration

Seating is limited. Reserve your spot before it’s gone! Readers interested in attending can sign up online, or call Tom David at (312) 636-4362.

 

Electro Industries is a worldwide leader in energy management systems. Over the past 40+ years, hundreds of thousands of our power monitoring instruments have been installed across the globe. To learn how we can help your business save energy, money, and the environment, give us a call at (866) 928-7908.

Why Our Customer Training and Product Support is the Best in the Business


Since opening for business more than 40 years ago, Electro Industries has been committed to manufacturing the world’s best power monitoring products, while also providing the best customer service in the industry.

Read below to learn about our customer training and technical support services…
 

Free Training Seminars

In order to get the most out of our power meters, it is important that your staff knows them inside and out. That’s why we have a team of dedicated training specialists that travels the country, providing FREE seminars to customers who wish to attend.

These two-day training sessions provide a hands-on environment to learn about our products from the people who know them best. Here is a schedule of our upcoming training locations:

  • Ann Arbor, MI – March 8
  • Lincoln, NE – April 4-5
  • Greensboro, NC – April 19-20
  • Boynton Beach, FL – May 9-10

To learn more about our free training seminars, or to sign up for any of the above dates, please click here.
 

On-Site Training

No training seminar scheduled for your area, or maybe you want a large group training? Don’t worry. We provide on-site training services, where we will go to your facility and introduce your employees to our products. Fees for on-site training are based on the number of days and number of attendees. Please call 866-928-7908 to learn more.
 

Technical Support

If something goes wrong, you can rest assured knowing you have access to Electro Industries’ world class technical support team. Our qualified technicians can service your products in-house or on location. Our rates are dependent on the type of service that is required and your geographic location:

In-House Repairs

We charge a flat rate for our in-house repairs, which also include free upgrades to specific hardware and firmware levels. Our rates are as follows:

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $205.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $300.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $493.00
  • Portable Units: $932.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

In-House Calibration

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $195.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $250.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $350.00
  • Portable Units: $550.00
  • Calibration Certification with Point to Data: $100.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

Field Service

Our technicians can also come to you. If you are interested in our field services option, please refer to the chart below for our rates:

  • Local Rates (within 100 miles of Westbury, NY): $150.00 per hour
  • National Rates (outside 100 mile service radius): $1,2500 per workday, $700 per travel day, $225 per hour of overtime (after 10 hours)
  • Outside the United States: $2,500 per workday, $800 per travel day, $225 per hour overtime (after 10 hours)

 

These are not firm quotes, actual costs may vary. Special conditions apply. Please click here for more information, or call our support team at (866) 928-7908.

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