24 Apr 2014 05:04:10
eco-wand saves energy, it's not magic
Since the world is using too much fossil fuel, today Kyle Electronics Ltd in launch their reward based crowd-funding pitch for their eco-wand ComfoMeter product. Useful in both homes and offices where most energy saving can be made, the ComfoMeter wand measures temperature and humidity and calculates the ideal thermostat setting that gives both comfort and economy.
Everyone has a thermal comfort zone and comfort depends on what is being worn, the airflow in the room as well as the temperature and humidity. By taking all these factors into consideration, the eco-wand calculates the ideal thermostat setting for the right balance between comfort and economy. It also advises how further energy can be saved. When heating, reducing the thermostat setting by 1°C can reduce your energy bill by 7%. The eco-wand system can show how to do better than that without sacrificing comfort.
Dr Alex Gardiner, owner of Kyle Electronics based in Bearsden, Glasgow said “The eco-wand in not a magic wand but by using it fuels bills can be shrunk. It can be used anywhere in the world where energy is used to heat or cool buildings. We are launching the crowd-funding exercise on Kickstarter so that we can take the system world-wide. A pledge of £35 will get you one before the autumnal chills set in”