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   Imagine a small gray box that fits neatly next to your breaker panel, saves you hundreds, if not thousands, of
dollars year after year and protects the entire business. Sound too good to be true? The Power-Save products  were designed with the small business owner in mind, providing lower energy bills, increased motor and appliance life, as well as surge and lightning protection for all of the equipment inside of your business.

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Every business owner who has an electric bill should have a 3-phase PS 3200 or PS 3400 energy saver.
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   Business customers throughout North America should see a realized savings of 8% - 10% minimum and as much as 25% on their electrical usage (and thus power bills). All Power-Save products are backed by a warranty for surge and lighting protection.   Review/Order 2 Products
 

         
 
   

 Every business owner who pays an electric bill should own a Power-Save energy saver!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

       >>>>>>   Reduces electrical bills up to 25% per month
       >>>>>>   Increases motor and appliance life
       >>>>>>   UL Tested and Listed
       >>>>>>   Eliminates power surges
       >>>>>>   Reduces 'noise' in the electrical system

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How Do the Power-Save 3200/3400 Units Work? (1200 is for residential -- industrial 3200/3400 units)

   The Power-Save 3200/3400 Units reduce the amount of power drawn from the utility by storing (in its capacitors) otherwise lost electricity (watts) caused by the inductive motors in your home. (Some examples of inductive motors are Air Conditioning units, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, vacuum cleaners, furnace blower motors, fans etc.) The technology applied by the Power-Save Unit supplies that stored electricity back to your inductive loads, thus causing you to decrease your demand from the utility. If you decrease your demand from the utility, your meter slows down, and you use less electricity. The thought is, you’ve already paid for that electricity, why pay for it and waste it when you can pay for it, store it, and reuse it again. This whole process is called power factor optimization. Plain and simple. This device captures electricity, stores it, and then introduces it back into the system -- decreasing the demand from the utility. That's the savings! 
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What is Power Factor?

   Power factor is the percentage of electricity that’s delivered to your business and used effectively, compared to what is wasted. For example, a 1.0 power factor means that all the electricity that’s being delivered to your home is being used effectively for its purpose. However, most homes in America today have a .77 power factor or less. This means that 77% of the electricity that is coming thru your meter at your business is being used effectively, the other 23% is being wasted by your inductive load. With a low power factor, the utility has to deliver more electricity to do the same work. However, the Power-Save 3200/3400 units increase that power factor in most cases to .97 or .98, thus increasing the effective use of your electricity and lowering your usage. Order Online.

Do the Power-Save 3200/3400  work in any business?

   Yes they do, as long as you have a circuit breaker panel with breaker switches and not the old screw in type fuses, the unit will work on any single-phase electric application for homes.

Do you have 3-phase or 4-phase Power-Save units for industry or businesses available yet?

   Power-Save now has two models of its energy savings device, the PS 3200 and PS 3400 for commercial customers. We do not carry any residential units. The PS 3200 and PS 3400 are sized for typical applications in Laundromats, fast food outlets, gasoline service stations, convenience stores, and small commercial enterprises that rely on 3-phase power for their equipment.  These units are now available. The company will come out a little later with an industrial 3600 unit and 3800 unit. (see 3200/3400 specifications below -- 2/3 down on this page). The 3200 unit is a 200 Amp continuous inductive load, and the 3400 is a 400 Amp continuous inductive load unit. Multiple units can be used in one location to treat bigger loads. We will probably come out later with a 3600 and a 3800 unit.

  PS 3200 -- 200 Amp continuous inductive load unit = Retail $849.89 (S&H incl)
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  PS 3400 -- 400 Amp continuous inductive load unit = Retail $1049.89 (S&H incl)
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Will the Power-Save 3200/3400 units affect any of my appliances and their normal use?


   No, if anything, your motors will run about 10% cooler, which is good for a motor because heat is the enemy of a motor.

Are the Power-Save 3200/3400 units tested and approved by independent labs?

   Yes, the Power-Save units are UL listed and tested, and have also been tested by the University of Santa Clara California’s Electrical Engineering department. Also, the technology is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy. Order Online.

How much can I expect to save per month by using the Power-Save 3200/3400?

   That depends on many factors. The size of your business site, the amount of inductive motor load, the amount you are paying per kilowatt hour for electricity etc. However, generally speaking, users of the product have seen up to 25% in reduced consumption, but the average savings is somewhere in the 15% to 20% range. 

How long will it take for the Power-Save 3200/3400 units to pay for themselves?

   Generally about 6-12 months, but again, the same factors above apply, some will see sooner (6 months), some will see later (12 months).

What about harmonic distortion?

   All Power Save products that are manufactured, whether they be single phase or 3 phase units, do not cause any harmonic distortion in the electrical system, In fact, they filter out any harmonics that may currently exist in the electrical distribution system.

Are the Power-Save 3200/3400 units easy to install?

   We recommend installation by an electrician. The units come with complete installation instructions. They install in about 20-30 minutes.

How long will the Power-Save 3200/3400 last?  

   It has a predicted lifespan of up to 20 years.  Order >>>>


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If this is such a hot product, why haven’t I heard of this product until now?

   That’s easy -- two words -- “cost effectiveness.” Up until recently, electric rates throughout America were cheap, costing us 2, 3 or 4 cents per kilowatt hour. Now, electric rates are 8, 10, 12, 14, 19 and in some cases New York city is 22 cents per Kwh, and Hawaii is 33.5 cents per Kwh. At the cheaper rates the Power-Save 1200/3200/3400 units didn’t make sense, but at the current rates, they make all the sense in the world.

What form of payment do you accept, and are there any payment plans?

   The best way to order any one of the two business Power Save 3200/3400 units is online. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. If you use PayPal, call us for the correct account/email address to which you can send your payment (410.991.9718).

What about Power-Save 3200/3400 Surge Protection?

   The Power-Save 3200/3400 units also protect the entire business against power surges. If the unit is installed where the electricity first comes into the building at the first circuit breaker, there is no longer a need for so many surge protectors in your business. The units provide a broad range of protection for hardwired appliances and most business electronics such as televisions, satellite equipment, entertainment systems, etc. The units protect from power line surges as well as spikes caused by internal wiring problems, loose connections and fluctuating demand from large motors such as appliances, vacuum cleaners, heating and cooling equipment, etc.

Are the Power-Save 3200/3400 Units Warranteed? Yes.

   Warranty Start Date: "Start Date" as used in this policy means the date this product is shipped from the manufacturing facilities of Power-Save or installed by a Power-Save employee or its designee.
Power-Save warrants that for a period of five (5) years from the Start Date, the Power-Save unit purchased by customer ("Unit") shall be free of defects in material and workmanship or damage by lightning under normal authorized use consistent with the product instructions if installed by a licensed electrician.

   If this product fails due to damage by lightning, Power-Save will replace the unit free of charge. This product warranty extends only to the original purchaser. In the event that Power-Save receives notice during the warranty


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period that any Unit does not conform to its warranty, Power-Save will provide return-to-factory repair, with a twenty (20) business day turnaround from the date of receipt of the product at a Power-Save Repair Center. Power-Save, at its sole option, will either repair or replace the nonconforming Unit. Unit replaced under the terms of any such warranty may be refurbished or new equipment substituted at the option of Power-Save. Power-Save will use commercially reasonable efforts to ship the replacement Unit within twenty (20) business days after receipt of the product. Actual delivery may vary depending on the location of the purchaser. Order Online.

   No warranty will apply if the Unit (i) has been altered, except by Power-Save; (ii) has not been installed, operated, repaired, or maintained in accordance with instructions supplied by Power-Save in the enclosed documentation; or (iii) has been subjected to unreasonable physical, thermal or electrical stress, misuse, negligence, riots, civil disturbances, war, or other related acts of God. Power-Save warranty obligations do not include installation support.

   Dead on Arrival ("DOA"): For up thirty (30) days from the Start Date, Power-Save will provide expedited replacement of an affected field replaceable unit that fails to operate within twenty-four (24) hours of initial installation. For purposes of this DOA policy, "fail to operate" shall mean a material failure to substantially perform in accordance with the Hardware's technical specifications and shall not include cosmetic or other deficiencies that do not materially affect Unit performance. A new field replaceable unit will be shipped from Power-Save manufacturing facilities within ten (10) business days of Power-Save receipt and validation of customer's notification of an inoperative unit. Notification must be sent by customer via online procedures set forth below. Defective Unit must be returned within thirty (30) days of failure, or customer pays purchase price of replacement Unit. Non-U.S. customers should allow for additional transit time due to international customs clearance.

 

 

 

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Definitions of some words used on the demonstration video clip above:

Power Factor-Power Factor is used to describe the energy efficiency of the power being used in your home or business. For example, a .59 Power Factor means that only 59% of the electricity that is being drawn thru your meter is being used effectively, the other 41% is being wasted!!! So increasing your Power Factor is very important in using less electricity.
                      - The following is a statement made by Baltimore Gas & Electric on their website concerning Power Factor: ”Power factor measures how effectively your operation uses electrical power. Poor power factor means your facility is using and paying for more electricity than it needs while doing the same amount of work. The net result is higher demand charges on your electric bill and overtaxing your internal wires and transformers.”

Amperage-Is the component of electricity that does all the work, so if you can decrease the amount of Amperage draw in your home or business, you reduce your kilowatt hour usage and thus reduce your electric bill.

Voltage-This is the component of electricity that drives the Amperage, in other words, voltage is the pressure that sends amperage flowing through your wires in your home or business.

Line Side Amperage-This is where your electricity is flowing through your meter and being measured. It’s what you pay for.

Load Side Amperage-This is what everything that is turned on in your home or business is drawing in amperage to satisfy the load.

OHMS Law-Volts X Amps.=Watts. Watts are what you pay for. If by simple math equation, we can reduce the Amperage draw in your home, we can lower your electric bill!

 

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P O W E R - S A V E        T E S T I M O N I A L S

"I just opened my current BG&E bill, which did not even take into account the fact that I did not have the Power-Save unit installed over the entire billing cycle, and even so, my electric consumption comparison for August 2006 vs. August 2005 was huge. The bill for August 2006 reflected that I used 1414 KWH, with an average temperature of 81 degrees, vs. the August 2005 electric consumption which reflected that I used 1927 KWH, with an average temperature then, of 78 degrees. In other words, it was hotter over this current 2006 August, billing cycle, then it was over the same period last August, in 2005, and I consumed less energy for this current billing cycle, than I did over the same period last August !!! That is real proof that the Power-Save 1200 is saving me money !!! I cannot wait to see the savings comparison on next months bill. Additionally, I cannot wait to tell everyone I know about your product. I want to set up a meeting with the residents of our Severn 100 Condominium, so that you can come down to explain how the Power-Save works, and to explain how the other condominium unit owners can save on their electric bills as I did. They would be crazy not to take advantage of this wonderful product." - Bob Pettit, President of the Severn 100 Condominium Association, Annapolis, Maryland  Order Online.

"Last month I saved almost 25% off my electric bill using your PS1200 unit. This month (July/Aug 2006) I have saved just over 20%. The electric company (BG&E of Maryland) has lowered my budget billing amount from $354 to $320 per month starting in September. My Power Save should pay for itself within four months at the current rate of savings. Thank you so much for this wonderful invention. I have written to you on two separate occasions praising the PS unit I installed on June 10th of this year. I just received my third electric bill since installing it and calculated a saving this month of $233.77 (1642 kWh saved). My total saving for 3 months has been $419. This unit is amazing." - Forrest Silver, Ellicott City, Maryland

"Just a quick note to let you know how shocked I was to find that your Power Save, is everything you said it was and more. I had the unit installed on a disconnect switch so I could check the actual power usage with and without the Power Save 1200 in service. I am cooling 2800 sq. ft. with seven tons of A/C Heat Pump equipment. We observed an immediate drop of 6 amps. under an approximant 50% load. This represents a 16% savings. Extrapolation tells me if I use this equipment 60% of the time, I will save $42.00 each month. Which gives me a payout in 7.5 months and then pure savings? Please keep in mind that this is the savings attributed to the Heat and Cooling under Aprox. 50% loaded equipment only. As the summer wears on and the load to increase, I expect the savings to grow. Please keep me informed of any further improvement or additional equipment that addresses the power reduction solutions." - C.A.H. Austin, Arkansas

"I am achieving well over the projected savings of 25% and I am confident this will continue into the future...if every household in America had a KVAR installed ...there would be enough electrical energy saved to eliminate any shortage for the next 5 years." - Robert Milligan Jr., Bluffton, SC.  Order Online.

"My first month savings was as an astounding 18%! I just had to write you..." - Lucinda Johnson, Arroyo Grande, CA

"I installed my Power-Save in March 2006, and my savings were immediate. My first full month of usage, year over year savings were fantastic. I went from an average daily usage of 80 kWh to 55 kWh, and my bill went from $172.80 to $117.32! With this savings my Power-Save will pay for itself in 6 months." - Stanley Weston, Fox Island, WA

"I just got my first electric bill with the Power-Save installed and I used 7.5 kilowatts less this month than the same month last year. Works out to about $300 per year. Thanks and have a great day." - Ron Piechowski Owner Horizon Electric, Inc. Bear, Delaware

 

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Sized for typical applications in Laundromats, fast food outlets,
gasoline service stations, convenience stores, and small commercial
enterprises that rely on 3-phase power for their equipment.
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>>> Lowers electric bills up to 25%!
>>> Reduces electricity required by existing inductive loads (motors)!
>>> Enhances capacity of existing electrical system!
>>> Eliminates harmful power surges!
>>> Protects appliances and sensitive electronic equipment!
>>> Reduces harmful effects caused by electrical noise!
>>> Power Factor Optimization!

 

 Benefits (3200 & 3400):
•Reduces electricity required by existing inductive loads
•Enhances capacity of existing electrical system
•Eliminates danger of harmful power surges on appliances and sensitive
  electronic equipment
•Reduces harmful effects caused by electrical noise in the electrical system

 Features (3200 & 3400):
•Electrical Noise Reduction
•Power Factor Optimization
•Voltage Regulation

 Specifications
(3200 & 3400):
•Three Phase
•Utilizes Self-Healing Low Loss Capacitors
•20 Year Design Life
•Surge Suppression – 2000 Joules
•Typical Protection For : Electrical Storms, Lightning Activity and Power
•Utility Spikes
•Let Through Voltage – 150V line-to-neutral
•Load Rating – 20A (this means it discharges up to 20 amps at a time)
•Six-Way Electrical Protection
•EMI / RFI Noise Reduction 0-40dB
•Weight w/ packaging is 10.1 lbs.
•The PU 3200 is rated for a 200 amp inductive load
•The PU 3400 is rated for a 400 amp inductive load
•When installing the 3200 use a 30 amp three pole breaker
•When installing the 3400 use a 40 amp three pole breaker
•Either unit will work in a 208/480 environment
•Both units are in NEMA 3 rated 7” X 7” X 8” enclosures

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Lighting

A single light doesn't use a whole lot of energy. But when you add up all the lights in your home, and think about how long they are usually on during the month, it can really add up. In fact, lighting is about 12% of your monthly bill. Order Online.

Let The Sun Shine In -- Why use the lights when you can use the sun? Open blinds and curtains during the day to take advantage of nature's light.

Dim The Lights -- Consider purchasing solid-state dimmer switches. They can increase bulb life while reducing electric consumption and cost. But don't use them with compact fluorescent bulbs because they're not compatible. Replace Incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. Compared to regular light bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs use 75% less energy and last ten times longer.

Motion Sensors Make Sense -- Are you tired of asking everyone to turn off the lights when they leave the room? If so, try replacing light switches with motion or occupancy sensors. These make the lights go on or off when someone enters or leaves the room. The garage is the perfect place for one. They're also good for exterior lighting. Your lights will only come on when motion is detected.

Let Timers Take On The Task -- If you forget to turn off lights, think about buying a timer. It turns lights on and off automatically, and helps your day-to-day home security, too. Best of all, you can set it and forget it.

Save Watts Wherever You Can -- Use watt-saving bulbs in incandescent and fluorescent fixtures. They give off the same amount of light as regular bulbs, but use 10% less energy. Just remember, the higher the wattage, the more it costs to have your lights on.

Try Photocells -- Photocells automatically turn on your lights when it gets dark. Then, when it's bright enough, the photocell turns the lights off. They're great for outdoor or security lighting because you don't have to remember to turn them off in the morning. The sunlight will do it for you.

Decorate In Light Colors -- If you plan to redecorate, think about lighter colors. Dark colors absorb light, so you'll use more watts to light the room.

Let The Light Through -- Lamp shades can make a big difference. A lamp with a light colored shade, especially one that's lined in white, will give the best light. Tall, narrow shades or short, dark-colored shades let through less light. You'll probably need to turn on another light to see properly, which means you'll use more electricity.

Keep Them Clean -- Dirty or dusty light bulbs don't put out as much light as clean bulbs. That's because dirt and dust absorb light.

Consider Low Voltage Lighting For The Outdoors -- If you're planning to light up your landscaping, install low voltage lighting whenever possible. A string of six low voltage lights uses about 108 watts, compared to a single 150 watt flood light.

Plan For That Vacation -- If you're going away, you'll probably want to leave some lights on for security reasons. If so, consider buying timers to turn your lights on and off instead of leaving them on 24 hours-a-day. The money you save on lighting could easily pay for the timers.

Water Heating

Heating water is one of your largest annual energy expenses. A water heater can consume approximately 600 kilowatt hours per month. Order Online.

Replace Your Old Water Heater With A High Efficiency Model -- If you are in the market for a new water heater consider buying a high efficiency model. It may cost you a little more to buy, but it costs less to use, so you will save over the life of the unit. Consider replacing your old water heater with a heat pump water heater. It can save you up to 50% on the cost of heating your water. As a side note, be sure to secure your water heater by fastening it to the studs in the wall.

Set The Thermostats Properly -- To operate most efficiently, your water heater should be set between 120°F and 130°F. If you have a dishwasher, you may need to increase the temperature settings to 140°F. Refer to the owner's manual for the proper temperature settings for your dishwasher.

Keep It Warm -- If your water heater is located in an unconditioned space, and does not have a water heater blanket on it, you may want to get one. It can save as much as 9% on your water heating costs. Before you install a blanket check the caution label on your water heater. Some newer models come with adequate insulation levels and may prohibit installing a blanket. Finally, mark the inspection plate locations on the blanket for future access.

Fix Those Drips -- If you have a leaky faucet, you're pouring money down the drain. A slow drip of hot water can waste up to 450 gallons of water a month. Not only are you paying to heat the water, but you are paying for the water, and may be paying for the disposal as well. If you have a domestic well, pumping costs may also be a factor.

Reduce The Flow -- Install high performance shower heads and faucet aerators in your bathrooms and kitchen. They can cut up to 11% of your water use, which will reduce your energy and water bills. Also, consider taking short showers rather than baths. A shower typically uses less hot water than a bath (especially if you limit your showers to five minutes or less). If you just need a shampoo, try using the sink rather than taking a shower. Water efficient devices are usually available at the local hardware stores or from Salem Electric.

Use Cold Water When You Can -- Use cold water instead of hot to wash clothes or rinse dishes. Hot water for dishes uses about 2 kilowatt hours and 5 kilowatt hours for a load of clothes.

Twist The Tap -- Turn the water off while you're brushing your teeth, lathering your hands with soap, or scrubbing dishes.

Run Your Dishwasher -- That's right... run your dishwasher. By running it once a day (or less) you'll use about 17 gallons of hot water each time, compared to the 10 gallons you'll generally use each time you wash the dishes by hand. Only wash full loads and use the energy saving setting, which eliminates the drying cycle at a savings of 6 cents per load. If you have an electric water heater, use your dishwasher's booster heater. This booster heats the water used in the dishwasher to 140°F, allowing you to reduce the temperature of your water heater to 120°F.

Waterbeds

If you have a water bed, knowing what it costs to operate can be a real eye opener. It uses from 100 to 150 kilowatt hours a month (depending on whether you make your bed or not). A water bed can easily be one of the largest energy consumers in your home. And if you have two, it could be double trouble. Order Online.

Heating

In the winter, your heating system is probably your biggest energy user, accounting for between 35% and 65% of your total monthly bill. Order Online.

Don't Touch It -- Before bedtime, turn down your thermostat for more energy savings. If you don't want to wake up to a cold house, let a programmable thermostat turn the heat up an hour before you wake up. If you have a heat pump, raising the thermostat more than 2-4°F at a time could cause the electric heating strips to come on, significantly increasing your heating costs.

Ovens & Ranges

Your food budget doesn't stop at the check-out counter. Here are some suggestions to help you save energy and money when cooking. Order Online.

Don't Pre-Heat If You Don't Have To -- If you're baking breads and cakes, preheating your oven may be necessary. But for most foods (casseroles and broiled items) preheating simply isn't necessary. It's an energy and money waster. Every time you open your oven door you lose approximately 25°F of heat.

Small But Significant -- Smaller meals can be cooked in an electric skillet, broiler or toaster oven. They use half the energy of their full-size electric counterparts, and won't heat up your kitchen.

Use Your Microwave Oven -- Your microwave requires about the same amount of energy per hour to operate as your electric oven. But, since it cooks food so much more quickly, it saves you time, energy and money.

Boil Until Boiling And Not A Minute Longer -- Once water or other liquids reach a state of boiling, they won't get any hotter. If you need to bring something to a boil, turn the burner down or off when it starts to boil.

Think Smart...Plan Your Meals -- A meal like roast chicken, green bean casserole and brownies can all be cooked at the same time because they cook at the same temperature. It is easier on you and your oven too.

Cover It Up -- Covers and lids on your pots and pans trap steam to help cook food faster.

Keep The Heat Inside The Oven -- Every time you open the oven door, you lose about 25 degrees of heat. This means your food will take longer to cook and your oven needs to work that much harder to keep the temperature consistent.

Washers & Dryers

Your washing machine may use up to 10 kilowatt hours per load, and your dryer can use as much as 5 kilowatt hours per load. This means that you could be using 15 kilowatt hours of electricity with every load of laundry. Order Online.

Wash Full Loads -- Over 70% of the cost of washing a load of clothes is in heating the water. With an electric water heater a load of clothes will use about 10 kilowatt hours. Set the water levels appropriately and make every effort to wash full loads.

Consider Energy-Efficient Models -- If you're in the market for a new washing machine, consider purchasing a new horizontal-axis model. The new model uses 1/3 less water than a conventional top loading machine so you can save as much as 6,000 gallons of water per year as well as the costs associated with pumping and heating that water.

Don't Overwork Your Clothes -- Most clothes need only a 10 to 15 minute wash cycle to get clean. Over drying will make them stiff, wrinkled and nearly impossible to iron and they'll wear out faster too. Wash and dry for only as long as necessary.

Dry Full Loads -- A load dried for 30 minutes can use up to 5 kilowatt hours. Since you're going to use that much electricity, you might as well dry a full load.

Use Cold Water As Often As Possible -- Washing in cold water will get most clothes just as clean. Besides, they'll fade less and have fewer wrinkles. You might even save on ironing. Save washing in warm water for whites or hard to clean items. At least consider rinsing in cold water.

Get The Lint Out -- Clean your dryer's lint screen after every use. Besides keeping your clothes looking good, a lint-free dryer works much more efficiently.

Do It For Free -- Use the sun to dry your clothes. It's free, and the only energy it requires is your own energy to hang them on the line.

Pools & Spas

If you have a swimming pool or spa, you'll have higher than average energy bills. That's because pools and spas cost a significant amount to operate. An electric spa can use approximately 90 kilowatt hours to warm up (from 70°F to 100°F) and almost 5 kilowatt hours per hour to heat thereafter. Add 3 kilowatt hours per hour for the pump motor and another 2 kilowatt hours per hour for the pool cleaner, and costs can add up...especially if you have both. Order Online.

Use The Optimal Temperature Settings -- A sufficient temperature for spas is 102°F or lower. Higher temperatures can be a safety hazard as well as costly to operate. Check on the accuracy of your pool or spa thermostat. An inaccurate thermostat can increase consumption needlessly.

Consider A Timer -- A timer gives you day-to-day, automatic control of your filter and heater reducing operating costs.

Do Not Over Filter -- Filtering is a major cost of owning a pool or spa. The average spa requires a minimum of one hour of filtering a day...just enough to maintain water clarity. An average swimming pool often requires approximately 4 to 5 hours of filtering each day in the summer. Generally, one complete water exchange every 24 hours will provide adequate filtering. If you use a pool maintenance service ask about reducing the hours of filtration. For extra savings, when you replace your filter pump motor consider purchasing an energy-efficient model.

Protect Your Pool Or Spa -- Wind has the same effect on your spa as blowing on hot soup. It will cool it off and increase evaporation. Well-trimmed hedges, trees and shrubs, gazebos and fencing can all provide a nice windbreak.

Invest In A Pool Or Spa Cover -- You can save as much as 90% of your summer pool heating costs by using a solar cover. Not only does it help minimize night time heat loss (up to 5°F), but it will also prevent chemical loss and water evaporation (hundreds of gallons per month). When shopping for a cover, keep these features in mind: durability, price, warranty, transparency of material, insulation values and safety.

Go Solar -- Solar pool heating systems are especially effective during the summer months and can back up a regular pool heater in the spring and the fall. A solar pool heating system can be a significant investment, so make sure the savings have a pay back period of less than or equal to the useful life of the equipment.

Turn Off Those Bubbles -- The device that adds bubbles to your spa uses up to 4 kilowatt hours per hour to operate. Bubbles may be soothing, but they cool down the water, making the heater run longer to keep the water warm.


 

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