Homeowners Still Want Home Energy Management Systems
Yet lack of knowledge and fear of being monitored remain sources of hesitancy, survey says.
The buzz surrounding "smart" home energy management systems is feared to have worn off -but not so fast. A recent survey suggests that with a little know-how, consumers may want back in the game.
Energy market intelligence firm Pike Research, Boulder, Colo., looked at what U.S. consumers want from energy management systems, their opinions of current products on the market, and how likely cost affects purchase decisions when it comes to smart meters, home energy management, demand response