Yorkshire firm Eco1 is hoping for an upturn in sales for the Saveometer since winning an endorsement in its category in Which? magazine.
The Pontefract-based company manufactures and sells the product nationwide, promising a money-back guarantee if the customer doesn’t save the equivalent of the retail price on their energy bills.
The Saveometer was named “Best Buy” in the electricity monitor category, although it can be adapted to measure gas consumption as well.
The unit uses wireless technology to record data and then transmits the information to a discreet but stylish display unit which sits in its own rechargeable holster.
As well as providing the user with a minute-by-minute reading of the cost of their energy consumption, the Saveometer also incorporates a digital clock and barometer and can show readings for energy consumption by the day, the month, the quarter and year as well as the user’s carbon footprint in terms of CO2 emissions.
The unit was also named as best buy on DM Digital’s Gadget Show and featured on the Global Cool website, which promotes products which help to promote the green agenda.
“We’re proud of our design and convinced the Saveometer is a discreet but useful addition to any property – but having support from Which? is invaluable to us,” said Eco1’s Melissa Lane.
“We’re more inclined to react when we can see exactly how much we’re spending minute-by-minute – and that technology exists in the Saveometer.
“We may not have the resources required to advertise our product on media like TV but exposure through consumer programmes and publications has helped to promote the Saveometer as an option for those who may be watching their energy costs and we hope our most recent success will help to further establish the brand on the market.”
Will the Saveometer Personal Smart Meter calculate my energy bills?
The Saveometer calculates how much you are spending on electricity and displays the information clearly on the display. It shows you your costs by the hour, and also how much you have actually spent during the past week, past month, past quarter or longer.
What is the range of the display unit from the sensor?
The Saveometer has a a range of around 80 to 150 meters in a domestic or commercial environment. Range is always subject to intervening walls and/or machinery.
I have three phase electricity – can I still use the Saveometer?
Yes. However for a 2 or 3 phase supply you will need to purchase additional sensor.
What else does the Saveometer do?
The Saveometer Personal Smart Meter is feature packed and can be upgraded at anytime to also monitor your gas (subject to meter suitability) and also includes an atomic calendar and clock, a weather station, a room temperature and humidity display plus a bar chart showing electricity consumption and cost trends over the previous 30 days.
Where is the Saveometer made?
The Saveometer uses components made in the UK, Ireland, USA, Taiwan and China. It is designed by the Eco1 Team and is manufactured exclusively for Eco1 Limited and associated companies, to the highest manufacturing standards by the Orchid Electronics Group in PRC.
How does the Saveometer work?
The Saveometer PSM uses a sensor which is attached on to a wire at the electricity meter. The sensor measures the amount of electricity being used and transmits the information wirelessly to the portable Saveometer Personal Smart Meter display unit.
How big is the Saveometer?
95 mm wide x 155mm high x 30 mm deep.
Is the Saveometer guaranteed?
The Saveometer is guaranteed for 18 months and will be replaced without charge within that period in the event of failure caused by faulty parts, materials or manufacture (registration will be required). We also offer our full money-back guarantee if, within 12 months of continuous use, you do not save at least the cost of your Saveometer you may return it to us for a full refund. Terms and conditions apply.
Do I need a licensed electrician to install the Saveometer?
The Saveometer PSM is very simple to install. However, if you have any doubts about the safety of your wiring or any other query or concern, we recommend that customers always consult a qualified electrician.
How long will my order take to be delivered?
Orders are normally be dispatched within 48 hours.
I am on Economy 7 pricing with my supplier. Can I still use the Saveometer Personal Smart Meter?
Yes. The Saveometer can be programmed for up to four charging rates per day.