+ What Is the Power Save 1200 Device?
+ Why have we not heard of this technology before?
+ How does the Power-Save 1200™ work?
+ How do I know if I am using electricity efficiently?
+ Will the Power-Save 1200™ work in my home?
+ Who will benefit most from using the Power-Save 1200™?
+ Who will not benefit from using the Power-Save 1200™?
+ Is the Power-Save 1200™ just for home use, or can I use it at work or in the shop too?
+ Can I install it myself?
+ How much money will it save?
+ What if it doesn't work?
+ How long will it last?
1. What is the Power-Save 1200™ Device?
v It is a device that hooks up to your homes electrical system
and helps smooth out and optimize the overall efficiency of your electricity, and the electric motors in your home.
When a motor-driven appliance like a dishwasher turns on, it uses a burst of electricity that often goes to waste.
The Power-Save catches and holds the extra electricity and then releases it when another appliance needs it. As
well, it helps the motor to run more efficiently overall, thereby using less electricity.
2. Why have we not heard of this technology
v This technology has been around for years, being used by
both the power companies and big industries. Because the savings are not as dramatic as in the commercial setting,
it just was not cost affective enough for residential and small businesses until the price of power became much
more expensive which has happened in the last 5 years or so. Now with the price of power where it is and going
higher, it has become cost effective when payback on the investment can be as little as 6 months to a
3. How does the Power-Save 1200™ work?
v The Power Save 1200 uses capacitors, a type of electrical
component that can store energy and then release it. Electrical companies use capacitors to smooth the flow of
electricity through the city power grid. Without capacitors, there would be major power surges and spikes that
could damage anything plugged into the grid. This technology also allows the Power-Save to work like the surge
protector for your home's electrical appliances. Capacitors limit too much electricity from flowing at once, and
store energy that would otherwise be lost through heat. The Power-Save allows you to use electricity more
4. How do I know if I am using electricity
v Your “power factor” is a measure of how efficiently your
home uses electricity for functional services. If your home has a power factor of 1, you are using 100% of the
electricity you pay for. With a power factor of 1, your appliances all do an amount of work equal to the amount of
electricity they use. Most homes have a much lower power factor due to the use of motor-driven appliances. These
appliances include dishwashers, air conditioners, dryers, refrigerators, and most other devices that do something
other than provide light or heat. Some motor-driven appliances have a power factor as low as 0.2. This means the
device only uses 20% of the electricity it takes to do its job. The rest is typically lost to heat. Remember, if a
motor is getting hot, it is using extra electricity to produce that heat.
v Each appliance in your house has a power factor of its own,
but your whole house has a power factor as well. This is calculated by adding all the power factors in your house
and then dividing by the number of appliances to get an average. Most homes have a power factor of 0.77. This means
that the appliances in the house use 77% of the electricity provided to perform their tasks, and use the remaining
23% to do something useless like create unneeded heat. The Power-Save helps smooth out the flow of power through
your home and prevent appliances from drawing power where it is not needed. The power save 1200 can often raise a
home's power factor as high as 0.95.
5. Will the Power-Save 1200™ work in my home?
v The Power Save 1200™ will work in any modern home and
most older homes that use a circuit breaker box. The Power-Save will not work with electrical systems that use
6. Who will benefit most from using the Power-Save
v Almost any household can become more efficient and reduce
their power usage with the Power-Save 1200™. If your house is larger than 2500 square fet, or you have a swimming
pool or a hot tub, the Power-Save can save you money. If your air conditioning system, heat pump, or furnace is
more than 3 years old, the Power-Save can help them run more efficiently. If your home uses well water or air
conditioning, the Power-Save can make a difference. If you have any large appliance that is not Energy Star
certified, including a dishwasher, washer, dryer, freezer, refrigerator, the Power-Save can help them run more
efficiently. A home with an older electrical system using fuses rather than more modern breakers will
not benefit with a Power-Save unit.
7. Who will not benefit from using the Power-Save
v People who live in relatively small houses with only Energy
Star certified appliances, and do not have a pool, spa, well, or air conditioning, may not see much improvement on
their utility bill. The less motor operated appliances or motors a home has then less it will benefit
in electricity cost savings. However, for the limited cost of the unit it is recommended for all
homes, as it does give other benefits aside from simply reducing power consumption. It will
protect the electrical devices in the entire home from power spikes and voltage fluctuations, acting as a surge
protector for the entire home. It will also help increase the life of your appliances as it helps decrease the
operating temperature of the appliances and devices.
v The units will not benefit nor can be installed in a home
with an older electrical system using fuses rather than breakers.
8. Is the Power-Save 1200™ just for home use, or can I use it
at work or in the shop too?
v The Power-Save is appropriate for single-phase electrical
use in homes, but there is also a three-phase device suitable for commercial and industrial use, so you can
get the same benefits at a work place or a larger facility with three-phase power.
9. Can I install it myself?
v Unless you are an electrician, we recommend professional
installation of the Power-Save. This normally takes less than 30 minutes.
10. How much money will it save?
v Depending on your home and power usage, you could see the
Power-Save 1200™ pay for itself within 6-12 months. Homes that are already fairly efficient may take 12-18 months
to see a return on their investment.
11. What if it doesn't work?
v The Power-Save comes complete with a money-back guarantee
through BRT. If it doesn't make an impact on your electrical bill the first 1 Year, or you’re unhappy for any
reason, you can return it for on 100% refund. Unfortunately, we cannot refund the cost of installation and removal
of the unit.
12. How long will it last?
v The Power-Save 1200™ units have a life expectancy of 20
years, and come with a 5 year manufacturer's warranty.