How does Pelican calculate Usage Graphs runtime, cost and energy?
Usage Graphs calculations:
Each time a Pelican thermostat enables a heating or cooling cycle it records how long it had that cycle active. This run-time is converted into Kwh or Therm/BTU by multiplying the run-time with the thermostat’s configuration called Power Consumption. Once the energy consumption is calculated, this energy value is multiplied by the site’s configured Cost per Kwh or Cost per Therm to create how much it cost to run the HVAC equipment.
All this information (run-time, energy usage, and cost) can be viewed on your Pelican Usage Graphs.
Note: Your Pelican Usage Graphs are designed to help you identify how much energy and costs are associated with running all or individual HVAC units. This is to assist in finding best practices in reducing energy consumption. Pelican is not designed to replace or represent your actual Utility bills.