Guide on Troubleshooting Issues & Installation Tips:
Below is how to correct common issues when an Electric Saver product installation is done.
When you installed the device, did you install at a panel or directly to a motor?
Electric Saver Panel Installation:
If you installed at the panel you are correcting harmonics, not line loss. This has to do with the meter reading inaccurately. This can happen quite often actually as many, many homeowners report lower electricity bills just by installing this product at their main panel. With this type of installation, you would be correcting harmonics that are causing the power company’s meter to read inaccurately. Things that effect harmonics and the meter reading inaccurately include: Motors in air conditioners, washers, dryers, ceiling fans, swimming pool pumps, as well as transformers in low voltage items like flat screen tv’s, dvd players, cell phone chargers, computers, laptops & pretty much anything with a circuit board. If the property has no issue with this (very rare), they may not see any results when you install the Electric Saver device in this fashion. If you run into trouble getting results in this type of installation, we recommend 2 options…
1) install a smaller model at the panel and watch the power bills to ensure the customer is getting results and power bills are lower.
2) Install the unit at the largest motor on the property to dramatically make that motor more energy efficient. This will lower kilowatts on that dedicated motor and if it runs year round (such as HVAC/AC & Heat Pumps). This can be a dramatic savings to your customer as energystar.gov reports that 40-60% of your power bill comes from Heating & Cooling Costs, which is why we focus on that motor and get amazing results at lowering customer’s power bills.
What types of motors will you find to install a dedicated Electric Saver device on?
A Central A/C , Heat Pump, or Pool Pump in a home turns on & off throughout the day and is likely to be further away from the power meter than the panel. To get the best kilowatt reduction possible, the Electric Saver 1200 (or other model) should be installed as close to those motors as possible to catch all the line loss.
If your prior installation was at the meter and the customer stated they didn’t see results, it is very likely that the harmonics in their home are not causing their power meter to read inaccurately. HOWEVER, they can still get results be installing in the next way. To correct this problem:
This will get your customer FAR better results OVERALL than trying to catch all the loads of the house on the main panel!
- Find the largest motor in the home (usually the Central A/C or heat pump) and install the Electric Saver directly to the contactor of the motor. That way the unit is ONLY on when the A/C is on and Off when the A/C or heat pump is off.
- Be sure to follow our At the Motor Load Instructions to be sure the unit is lowering the amps & kilowatts. This method ensures no overcorrection is occuring and ALL loss is corrected from the motor all the way to the power meter.
Electric Saver Motor Installation:
If you installed the Electric Saver at the motor, be sure that the unit is wired into the contactor so that the unit is ONLY on when the motor is on and off when the motor is off. This will prevent ANY & ALL overcorrection from occuring and will ensure your customer gets the MAXIMUM savings possible.
If the model you installed is too big for the motor, it will cause the amps to go up and cost your customer money-NOT SAVE THEM MONEY! That is NOT GOOD as we are trying to help them save energy and money. If the model you installed is too small for the motor, it will NOT get your customer the best savings they could possibly attain.
So how do you know what size model to install on what size motor?
The best way is to have each model on your truck when you are doing an installation and see which unit gets the best amp drop. Before you install the device and mount it permanently, check what the motor is pulling at full load without the unit, then with the unit.
If the amps go up, try the next smaller model. If the amps still go up, try the next smaller model until the amps are dropping. Then try the next smaller unit and see if the amps drop further. Whichever model gave the biggest amp drop for the motor is the correct model for that application. (Always making sure that the amps from before the device was installed and after are lower than before.) If you want to speed up this process, email me. I have something that can help you but it’s not cheap. Not only does it speed up the process above, you can also demonstrate the savings to the property owner without actually installing the units. It makes a fantastic selling tool for those who want to see actual results before they buy. So, if you are serious about really knocking it out of the park for your customers, contact me for details.
Because motors vary so much, you must install in the way above to be sure you are getting your customers the best results possible. If you are not making sure your installations are done in the above way, it is VERY possible that your customers will not get results. Without getting results, you will look like a salesman selling snake oil, your reputation will be ruined and your business will fail.
MAKE SURE ABOVE ALL ELSE that your customer is getting results and saving money and you will have more business and money than you know what to do with… AND you will be helping many many people in your area. What could be better?
When you install the unit at the motor, it is VERY important, that you take BEFORE and AFTER amp readings! DO NOT INSTALL ANY SIZE MODEL ONTO A MOTOR WITHOUT TAKING AMP READINGS BEFORE & AFTER INSTALLATION.
If you have a question, a complaint, or need help with ANYTHING at all- please don’t hesitate to contact me right away.
Not only do we recommend installing our products this way to get results, other reputable companies like GE, Westinghouse, etc. have also stated this method and verified that the customer will get a reduction in kilowatts on their power bills. New York Energy Authority did a 3rd party test verifying the workability of these devices using the method I just showed you. Guess what? They proved that our products work!
To Your Success,
Electric Saver 1200