Why listen to a Fruit Loop like ME about Power Savers and PFC Scams?…
Recently, I have had a couple people say I am full of _!@# and how did I come up with this theory of installing energy savers on residential properties to get results? According to EnergyStar.gov 40-60% of your power bill comes from cooling and heating your home.
By focusing on this point, I have been able to help hundreds of thousands of homeowners and business owners alike all over the world lower energy bills. But, I still get push-back about how power factor correction doesn’t really work… So I thought maybe more people out there in the electrical industry had more to say on this. I started looking around to see if there was anymore information out there from someone with high credibility to either disagree with me so I can shut up for good… or further back up what I am saying to you.
I ran across an article by GE that talks about power factor device scams and reducing kwh. (General Electric, one of the largest and
most recognized companies in the electrical arena.)
“Most AC power systems require both kW (kilowatts) and kVAR (kilovars). Capacitors installed near the loads are the most economical and efficient way of supplying these kilovars.”
“Benefit 4 – Reduce Line Losses
By supplying kilovars at the point they are needed, capacitors relieve the system
of transmitting reactive current. Since the electrical current in the lines is reduced,
I2R losses decrease. Therefore, fewer kilowatt-hours need to be purchased from
Wait, Wait, Wait….. Did GE just say that it would lower the kilowatts and less kilowatt-hours need to be purchased from your POWER COMPANY? ………They damn sure did!
So if you read my prior articles and said, “This guy is full of it!” or “Sounds like BS!” Now you know that I am NOT full of you know what!
Power Factor Correction Devices
IF you install properly and KNOW what you are doing.
Attached is the full article by GE explaining Power Factor Correction so you can review it in full. Click Here
All the field tests where I correctly installed the power saver to Central A/C units or pool pumps or heat pumps all had kilowatt drops at the power company’s electric meter, not just amp drops! This happens on RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL properties alike.
So PFC isn’t just for large factories or commercial businesses that use alot of refrigeration and air conditioning. These units work for everyone. They get actual kilowatt savings… i.e. lower electricity bills. But the power saver needs to be installed properly so it can get the results it was designed to do.
Because all a residential or small commercial property owner cares about is results. Does the PFC device Save Money… Or Does It Not?
I would encourage you to get a meter that measures kilowatts. Upon installation of the powersaver directly to the motor, you would need to measure the kilowatts at the meter where your power company measures the kilowatt consumption.
So, upon installation of your power saver. If your purpose is to help your customer lower their power bill, make sure the kilowatts are dropping with the power saver installed. If they are not, do not continue, refer back to our “At the Load Instructions” on what to do.
We care about results. That’s all that matters to the customer, and that’s all that should matter to you. If you can’t get them, contact me and I will be happy to help you sort it out. There is a specific way to do this to get results. If you miss it, you won’t get results and no one will be happy about that. But get results and those are DEAFENING to the naysayers.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
I hope you have a great week!
To your Success,