ONSET UNVEILS DATA LOGGER KIT FOR REDUCING HOME ENERGY USAGE
BOURNE, MA, November 14, 2006 —Onset Computer Corporation, a world leader in professional energy monitoring tools, today unveiled a brand new computerized temperature-tracking product for consumers that provides a detailed, visual profile of household heat and air conditioning usage. Designed to help reduce energy costs, the new HOBO Temperature Logger Kit combines a HOBO Data Logger — a compact, battery-powered temperature recording device — and accompanying software that allows you to view heat and AC activity on your home PC or Mac.
"The new HOBO Temperature Logger Kit stems from the need of many homeowners who want to go beyond free home energy audits and really understand their energy usage," said Frank Deshaies, Onset product marketing manager. "It's all about giving homeowners greater control and allowing them to focus in on the real opportunities for home energy savings." The HOBO is even easier to use than a programmable thermostat. An average homeowner with basic computer skills can set up and activate the HOBO within minutes. Then, it's just a matter of disconnecting the HOBO from the computer and placing it in areas throughout the home to be monitored.
Once data has been collected for a certain period of time, accompanying software converts the data into time-stamped graphs that enable homeowners to see what was happening and when. The visual data, according to Deshaies, is the key to seeing usage habits and discovering problems. "The minute the graph pops up on your screen, you'll be able to see if your thermostat settings need to be adjusted based on how early the heat comes on in the morning or turns off at night," explains Deshaies. "It can also tell you if, for example, how well temperature is balanced from room-to-room, and if your refrigerator temperature settings are too low. There are so many opportunities to reduce consumption that homeowners never get to see without real data." The HOBO U10 Kit, which includes a HOBO U10 temperature data logger, HOBOware® software, and USB interface cable, is priced at $79. It is available now from Onset.
Onset Computer Corporation
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Onset is a leading supplier and trusted manufacturer of data loggers and monitoring solutions used to measure, record, and manage data for improving the environment and preserving the quality of temperature-sensitive products. Based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Onset has been designing and manufacturing its products on site since the company's founding in 1981.