Yesterday I integrated my Rachio to my residence’s existing real time energy monitoring capability.
This is just FYI to those who have a similar interest.
My 1st page of real time energy monitoring capability is at http://www.welserver.com/WEL0043/ . This page is used by many to learn fundamentals of geothermal heating & cooling, and solar PV.
Since there isn’t room on the first page for water usage illustration, it’s on page 2: http://www.welserver.com/WEL0343/ . The 5th, 6th and 7th charts are dedicated to water usage.
These charts cover:
water usage by month for the past 13 months ( http://www.welserver.com/perl/plot/WEL0343/Sprinkler2.png - accurate data for last 13 months except for recent period where I was transitioning from old to new irrigation controllers),
water usage by day for the past 13 months ( http://www.welserver.com/perl/plot/WEL0343/Sprinkler1.png - accurate data for past 2 months),
and water usage by hour for the past 15 hours ( http://www.welserver.com/perl/plot/WEL0343/Sprinkler3.png - accurate data).
The objective here is to do a qualitative (not quantitative because each year has a different weather pattern) evaluation of how good the Rachio technology is versus my previous generation controller (use attached to the controller weather data - rain, solar insolation, temperature, and historical weather pattern loaded database - to influence how long a run cycle is).
This is probably a couple year study for a variety of reasons.
As I said in another posting, my home is on the Dallas - Ft. Worth ‘Tour of Homes’ for energy, conservation, and techniques. I’ll be incorporating this study into my teachings.