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Ways to reduce your electricity usage – electronic power controlling devices

Posted On : Jul-09-2009 | seen (1223) times | Article Word Count : 364 |

Energy efficiency is now a hot topic, and with so many of us relying on electrical equipment around the home now is a good time to look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
Energy efficiency is now a hot topic, and with so many of us relying on electrical equipment around the home now is a good time to look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Electronic power controlling devices can be used to cut the amount of electricity used by older appliances in your home.

By continuously controlling the amount of electricity supplied to the motor within your appliance, these devices can match the power supplied to the motor to the load on the motor, making it operate far more efficiently.

1. Fridges and ovens are among the many household appliances that use motors. By ensuring that these motors only ever receive the correct amount of electricity, your motors will run at a lower temperature and at optimum efficiency. Less electricity will be used, and the life expectancy of your motor may increase.

2. Not all appliances will require a power-controlling device. Appliances that were built after 1990 tend to already contain motors that are in synch with their motor load, and so these appliances should not need any power adjustment.

3. With older appliances, the larger the size of the motor, the more power it is likely to use unnecessarily, and hence the larger the potential savings are when using a power-controlling device. The same applies with smaller motors if the motor and load are often mismatched.

4. You should check with your appliance manufacturer before using a power-control product as your warranty may not cover your appliance when used in conjunction with one of them. However, in the vast majority of cases your warranty should not be affected.

5. If you are considering purchasing a power-controlling device, you have to make sure that you buy one with the correct ampere and voltage rating for you. You will find a variety of products available, ranging from 110/120 volt-15 amps to 220/240 volt-40 amps.

A power-control device will cost in the region of 20 to 55GBP, depending on the size of device required. They are sold in the majority of household retail outlets and DIY centres, or you can look online and in mail order catalogues too.

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