I want to try esphome again. I use custom mqtt at the moment.
I have built a simple SGP30 appliance with 4 relays.
board is Olimex ESP32-POE-ISO.
On a unify poe switch I compared the power consumption of the esphome device with the mqtt device, both connected via Ethernet.
esphome takes 3.96W and mqtt 2.88W.
I would really like to use esphome, but with 30 boards in the house this would mean an addition of ~30W in total, which outweighs the benefits of using esphome for me.
Is there any way to optimize the power consumption in esphome?