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Plans for the year ahead

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,898 ✭✭✭paulbok


    Just checked it and all devices in the unit, on standby uses 21w. Should be able to knock that off for 16hrs a day during the week and 6 sat/sun. So an average of 275 watts a day, ~100kW over a year.

    I would guess half that is saving off PV and half grid imports, so €20 or thereabouts in imports. ROI in a year. As the kids get older, will have more in there as well such as consoles, sound bar .

    Plus it solves the issue of the missus not turning off the sky box when going to bed etc.


    Scale that up to include both office desks and the av equipment in my office and it will definitely make an impact.



  • Registered Users Posts: 64,719 ✭✭✭✭unkel


    Yeah all appliances are mandated by the EU to use SFA now in standby, but maybe you have some very old appliances. Just check them with a cheap wattmeter (€10 in Aldi / Lidl / Amazon) first and see if it is worth your while.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,898 ✭✭✭paulbok


    I would guess the lan switch (currently tv, sky box, PS3 all connected to it) is the biggest draw as it's never in standby as such.

    I'm quite happy to use the €24 smart socket to manage it, rather than spending €10 to check if I need more €€ to replace working devices. Also gets rid of the led lights at night if I get sent to the couch 😜



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭silver_sky


    Mid way checkin... but this is probably it now. No further plans.

    • Window film was done a while back. I found that it knocked the temp down by about 5-6C compared to last year and with similar sun. It's still warm but not as bad and the glare is reduced. You can have the blinds open without it washing out every screen and blinding you. Not sure if I can name companies here but if you look up Sun Control Window Film you'll find a few that do it.
    • Pump for destrat was also done in the past few months. Default eddi destrat program isn't great so I cooked my own in homeassistant. Only issue is that it's not local and myenergi servers are quite unreliable as of late. Overall it has resulted in 2-3x the amount of energy stored in the tank per day and avoided gas usage almost entirely (1 or 2 days only) since install.
    • Solar PV issues resolved with Solis inverter on a stable-ish firmware and PureDrive battery firmware also being updated.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 5,765 Mod ✭✭✭✭graememk


    Would love local access to the myenergi stuff.

    Would you consider moving the control to something local?



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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,678 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tree


    Looks like I'm only after getting the last point sorted.

    Solar gain still a pain, curtains aren't helping but no time to research any options. The film being an all year round thing seems less than ideal in the winter.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭silver_sky


    If doing it again I would definitely look at alternatives with local control. e.g. EMON EVSE for charging. Not sure if there's anything similar to replace the Eddi. I would prefer if the devices were local first, cloud optional.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭silver_sky


    Heard similar complains about the winter thing but the company advised me that it would actually help in winter as it should reduce heatloss on those windows. Yes, you lose some of the solar gain but if you can keep your heat in better that's fine.



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 5,765 Mod ✭✭✭✭graememk


    Nothing for immersions unfortunately.

    I have the EmonEvse and glad I went with it, it suits my tinkering nature, allows me to feed it a higher than normal "excess" which in effect can reduce how fast the house battery charges if I want to prioritise the car.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,067 ✭✭✭silver_sky




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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 5,765 Mod ✭✭✭✭graememk


    I got the grant for mine and dad's, but that was 2021/22



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