San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers now have more choices with home area network (HAN) devices available on the retail market. HAN devices display information on how much energy their home or business is using in near real-time and help identify high energy use appliances.
Six additional devices that are compatible with SDG&E smart meters have been added to the list of HAN products. SDG&E has also worked with the device manufacturers to set up discounts on each device exclusively for the utility’s customers.
By setting up a HAN device, SDG&E customers are able to see how much energy their whole home is using. They can also determine about how much energy various appliances in their home are using, such as a second refrigerator or outdoor patio light.
Turning these appliances on and off, while watching the kilowatts and estimated cost per hour go up or down, provides instant insight into their home’s energy use. With the internet-enabled programmable communicating thermostats, customers can now take greater control over one of the highest energy-use appliances, their heating and air conditioning system.