Humm Energy Monitor Set Up – Part 5 – Data Visualisation

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After my disastrous attempt to upload data under Ubuntu, I found a Windows laptop to upload my energy usage data. The good news is that Sam from Humm is actively working on making the Adobe Air upload application work under Linux. So, how does the process of uploading your data to the service work? The…

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Humm Energy Monitor Set Up – Part 4 – Data Upload

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So, I’ve hit my first snag with the Humm Duet Energy monitor.  As I mentioned in my first post, the device doesn’t have any Internet connectivity.  Instead it records everything onto an SD card. In order to visualise the data, I have to manually upload the files to the Green Energy Options MyEnergy site.  Rather…

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Humm Duet – Speedometer

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I’ll go through all the features of the Humm Duet Energy Monitor as I figure them out, but there’s one that I’d like to highlight because it’s a perfect example of usability and how a little improvement can go a long way. The left half of the Duet is concerned with electricity. I want to…

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Humm Energy Monitor Set Up – Part 3 – Data

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My Humm Energy monitor is now fully set up.  It’s been churning away gently admonishing me for going over my kWh allowance for the day. As I mentioned in the unboxing – there’s an integrated 2GB SD card for the Duet to record the energy usage.  As the trial progresses, I should be able to…

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Humm Energy Monitor Set Up – Part 2 – Gas

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After setting up the HummEnergy Duet electricity monitor yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the gas monitor was to set up. Pairing the device was easy and the manual was very clear as to which pipes need to be monitored. A velcro strap makes it really easy to attach the wires to the…

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Humm Energy Monitor Set Up – Part 1

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After seeing a talk at BarCampBrighton on home energy monitoring, I was determined to try it out for myself.  I got the Duet from HummEnergy. At £50 it’s very competitive to other units in the marketplace – although that is the trial price.  It’s important to note, this isn’t a “SmartMeter”.  It doesn’t replace your…

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