Do you know how much water you’re using on a daily basis? According to Digital Trends, California households use 174 gallons of water a day doing routine activities. Canadians use – on average – 329 litres of water per person per day. How do you track and change your water usage habits? Thanks to home automation technology, there’s an app (and device!) for that.
Fluid is a water meter device that gets hooked onto a pipe in your home so it can track how much water your household uses on a daily basis. It’s that simple! Here’s what this little device can tell you:
- How, when and where you’re using water the most;
- How much water us consumed by showers, toilet flushes, dishwasher use, etc.
No, you don’t need a plumber to help you install the device. Simply clamp it onto a pipe and voila!
Here’s an in-depth look at how it works:
Use the app to track
Once you’ve easily installed the Fluid device in your home, simply download the Fluid app onto your smartphone. Connect to your Wi-Fi connection and you’re ready to go. It’ll tell you where you’re consuming how much water. If you want to save on water usage, set monthly consumption goals. The app will notify you when you’re coming close to going over your goal once you’ve created a ‘signature.’ Once the app is in use, it creates a profile for each fixture in your home and tracks its flow and duration.
Yup, it’s that smart!
Fluid can not only save you money on your monthly water bills by helping you stay on top of your water consumption goals, but it’ll notify you if there’s a leak in your home – wither a pipe bursts or a faucet is leaking. That’s because it’s smart enough to remember and track your normal activity that it’ll detect odd behaviour coming from the pipes.
In an unfortunate situation, the alerts can help you act fast and reach out to a plumbing contractor before it’s too late.
How can I get it?
There’s just one problem. The Fluid is available on Kickstarter and is working toward its goal of $95,000. If things go well for Fluid, you could begin tracking your water consumption as early as May 2016.
Remember, the more you know about your home’s water consumption, the more you can do to prevent over consumption and keep your water bills in check!
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