Future360.tv partnered with the Ford Motor company to produce a video about MyEnergi Lifestyle, an exciting new initiative the uses the power of affordable technology to save you money. MyEnergi Lifestyle helps families reduce their electricity bill by 60% and lower their carbon footprint by over 50% simply by integrating home appliances, plug-in vehicle technology and renewable energy.
Today’s technology advancements mean we can use energy smarter and more efficiently. Electric vehicles are more efficient and can charge during the low cost electricity hours. Hot water heaters are more efficient and use night time electricity. Connected appliances can use less energy during peak periods. Thermostats have become smarter. Solar prices have become more affordable for American families. And finally, wifi in the home provides an opportunity to connect devices through the cloud to enable smarter use of energy.
A plug-in vehicle is the largest electrified product most people will ever buy, and it can serve as a catalyst for adoption of products that reduce CO2 and save money. The all-new Ford C-MAX Energi is America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid with an EPA- estimated 100 miles-per-gallon equivalent. And at $29,995, after federal tax credit, it’s also one of the most affordable. A mobile application allows drivers to remotely check on car’s charging status, set or initiate charging, and even find the location of car in a parking lot.
The C-MAX is powered by an Eaton Level 2 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment which comes as a pedestal or a wall mount. Charging is quick and can be set during low-cost electricity hours. Home Surge Protection provides a central hub to monitor power distribution in the home. The Standby Generator with Green Automatic Transfer Switch allows consumers to downsize their generator, which means lower GHG emissions.
Smart efficient appliances from Whirlpool like this refrigerator dramatically reduce CO2 emissions and energy usage. Other appliances include hot water heater, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nest’s thermostat programs itself based on your schedule, saving 20% on heating and cooling costs. You can also control the temperature from your smart phone, tablet or computer. Infineon’s smart meter brings additional savings by allowing families to take advantage of off-peak rates.
Finally, a high efficiency 5kW SunPower solar system can be installed on the roof of the family home will maximize the free power generated at costly peak demand hours, shaving up to $1800 off the electricity bill and saving approx 4000kg of CO2 emissions.