While taking a shower instead of taking a bath saves a lot of water, showering remains as one of the biggest consumption of energy in a household. It is higher than refrigeration, cooking and lighting put together. It has been proven that one effective way to help conserve energy and water is to let consumers monitor actual energy and water consumption in real time. There is nothing that jolts you more than to actually see energy and water literally going down the drain.
The Amphiro A1 Smart Meter does just that. It is a smart device that attaches to your shower head. Installation is easy and requires no tools. Once installed, the Amphiro A1 has an LED display that lets you monitor energy consumption, energy efficiency class, water temperature and water consumption as you take your shower. Best of all, the smart meter requires no batteries. It powers itself by harvesting the energy from the water flow.
After every shower, the unit displays an online code that you can input into an online portal. This code contains the data on the water and energy consumption and when tracked over time lets you monitor your actual usage.
Now that you know how much water and energy you are consuming each time you take a shower, you will be motivated consciously reduce wastage by taking shorter showers and reducing the temperature. Studies by Amphiro has shown that it is possible to save up to 440 kW of electricity and 2245 gallons of water which is roughly equivalent to 150 dollars per year. The Amphiro A1 Smart Meter pays for itself in less than a year.