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Home electric bill Power saver
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ahsem1972 Offline
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RE: Home electric bill Power saver
Installed one in a friends house last months bill was 190 this month was 140. http://www.mpgimprovement.com
02-22-2010 07:33 AM
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RE: Home electric bill Power saver
Here are a few links to sites where these devices have been discussed by technically competent people :
http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions1.php
http://skepticblog.org/2009/04/06/home-energy-scams/
http://dansdata.blogsome.com/2009/06/16/...continues/
http://www.electriciantalk.com/f29/power-saver-5049/
http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/powerfactor.html
http://open4energy.com/forum/home/scam/e...ving_scams
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/02/22...rrect.html
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/wir...29789.html
http://www.electriciantalk.com/f2/kvar-e...ving-6646/

The above should give you some idea of how these devices are regarded by electricians, electrical engineers and the like.

Perhaps the most convincing of all is the following from Energy Star :

http://energystar.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/e...faqid=4941

The bottom line? These devices are scams and will not deliver anything like the savings that are claimed by the promoters.
02-23-2010 01:02 AM
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Gary Offline
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You guys remember the term I coined: "subconscious hypermiling"? I need a new one to add to this phenomenon, because I'm going to be very certain that once the device is installed, wether the owner realizes it or not, he/she will be more conscious of wasting electricity in the form of lights, tv's, appliances left on and such, and therefore will be subconsciously turning them off where they did not before; hence the lowered bills. "subconscious hyperlighting"?
Someone mentioned earlier that the best saver was the "off" switch; very true. IT actually works.
02-23-2010 06:52 AM
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I agree with you Gary but like with hydrogen if we don't try we for sure will not find better ways look at all the people on here that says hho works but all the technically competent with there master degrees says its no way that it does and I never did prove that it did either but a lot of people on here are trying anyway.
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02-23-2010 07:08 AM
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Big Grin I purchased a power saver from the manufacturer and it was very simple to install, no not off of Ebay, I will be checking my electric bill in the next couple of months to compare to last year, results to come later.
03-27-2010 03:22 PM
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Gary Offline
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Like the Volo fuel chip, I'll need to see yours and many others results before believing in it. The Volo had more detractors than successful benefactors.
03-28-2010 03:39 PM
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RE: Home electric bill Power saver
(03-27-2010 03:22 PM)Tallbob44 Wrote:  Big Grin I purchased a power saver from the manufacturer and it was very simple to install, no not off of Ebay, I will be checking my electric bill in the next couple of months to compare to last year, results to come later.
Unless the next couple of months weather is pretty close to last year a comparison would be meaningless. Needless to say if it's colder the furnace will run more; by the same token if it's hotter than last year the a/c will run more. It's going to be hard to measure any savings with any kind of reliability. What you might try is taking a reading from your meter for a 24 hr period with and without the device connected on 2 days when the conditions are the same.
03-28-2010 07:04 PM
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If you have 10% or more savings, from this device, I could see where one could do that test successfully, but you'd need to keep a log of light's and devices turned on/off and replicate the first day on the second. Just going by instinct means nothing either.
03-28-2010 07:59 PM
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