–Retailers and hotel rooms can use the statistics gathered by the POUNCE® System to optimize their operations. Furthermore, the lighting, refrigerators, exhaust fans, televisions and other loads can be automatically or remotely powered off when rooms are unoccupied.
Auxiliary electric heaters supplementing heat pump on a very cold day. Lack of efficient control allows excessively warm room temperature.
Connect a POUNCE® switch in line with the electric heat to use occupancy to determine and control a more precise temperature.
The electric heater was on from 9pm to 11am over the first peak above. At 4000W, calculate how much it cost to run that heater when no one was in the building for most of that time.
10 hours * 4kW * $0.17/kWh = $6.80 of wasted energy.
The blue line is temperature data from a POUNCE® light switch on an inside wall. The red line is from a POUNCE® switch by the door to the unheated common area.
The wide swings in temperature on the red line shows that the door is losing heat and is in need of weatherstripping. It also shows the duty cycle of the heat pump.
Set alerts and automated responses for power, temperature, and energy thresholds to indicate when equipment may need attention.
For example, use POUNCE networked devices to turn fans on if the room temperature gets too high. Send a text or email alert to indicate the problem.