Between the high costs of energy and the government initiatives available for saving energy, it is no wonder why multi-unit residential buildings across the country are making an effort to reduce their consumption. Before energy usage can be reduced, however, it is necessary to gather data about your current consumption levels.

This is where metering comes in. Using a system of power meters, such as those available from Electro Industries, property owners and managers can see exactly how much power their facility is using, in real time. You can track usage in common areas such as lobbies and hallways, as well as individual units.

Once you have this information, you can identify times times of greatest use, as well as any inefficiencies. You can then work on developing a plan in order to reduce power consumption across your property. Once this plan is fully implemented, you can keep using the power meters in order to track progress and continue to make improvements.

As a bonus, the electrical monitoring equipment from Electro Industries also doubles as a power quality analyzer, ensuring that you are receiving a consistent stream of reliable energy from your utility provider. Our meters also have generous amounts of memory for logging measurements and recording waveforms, allowing for a detailed forensic analysis if a problem were to occur.

Property owners love our power meters because they allow for accurate and fair tenant billing. Make your tenants pay for the electricity that they consume, and take the guesswork out of it. Our meters, coupled with our EnergyReporter EXT software, allow for automatic billing at the end of the month based on the actual energy usage of your tenants, not the square footage of their unit. Since these tenants can see how their usage directly impacts their bills, they will be motivated to cut back on their power consumption — it’s a win-win.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech has been a worldwide leader in power meters and submeters for the past 40 years. We have installed hundreds of thousands of our devices in every corner of the globe, for some of the world’s largest corporations, utility providers, and government agencies. Visit our website to see what we can do for you or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.