Protect and Save in the Home

Did you know that you are paying for electricity in your home that you don't use?

That’s right; homes in the UK receive electricity at an average of 242v, but can be as high as 253v! Whereas most of our electrical devices are designed for the European market at 220-230v, so this leads to:

 

  • Oversupply of electricity
  • Paying for energy you don’t use
  • Shortened life of electrical appliances
  • Greater impact on the environment

Not only does this oversupply mean you are paying for more electricity, but it shortens the life of your appliances. By matching your voltage supply to your electrical appliances and equipment it is possible to make a substantial energy saving and prolong their life expectancy.

 

How much money am I wasting?

  • Washing machine always seems to be on?
  • Lights get left on?
  • Garden pond filtering all day?
  • Greater impact on the environment
  • Fish tank running a pump 24 hours?
  • Hairdryers whirring and hair straighteners being left on?
  • Leave your fridge or freezer plugged in all day?
  • Got a heated towel rail in your bathroom?

 

You will get instant savings by installing a maintenance-free Eco-Max Home Voltage Optimiser and you could start saving £100’s per year.

Savings which can be achieved

The table below results from a trial of the appliances shown. The grid supply was the UK average at 242volts and it was then reduced through optimisation by 8% to 222.6 volts. The figures below are the percentage kWh savings made resulting from the voltage being optimised.

ApplianceOn Full PowerVolts when optimised with Eco-MaxWatts full powerWatts when optimsed with Eco-MaxSavings Achieved
Twin 6' T8 fluorescent kitchen light 248.0v 223.8v 163W 129W 16.9%
Hairdryer 243.1v 223.3v 1814W 1473W 15.2%
Vacuum cleaner 241.5v 218.3v 1764W 1445W 14.6%
Microwave 247.5v 223.3v 1164W 981W 12.7%
Infra red patio heater 236.4v 218.3v 2778W 2367W 15.4%
Fridge 247.0v 224.2v 84.4W 75.8W 8.2%
Dishwasher 245.0v 221.5v 0.365kW/hr 0.346kW/hr 4.2%

So, even if your incoming electricity supply is at the UK average, you can expect to reduce your consumption and save ££ on your bill, as shown subject to the amount of time you use each appliance.              

 

It’s also worth noting that appliances like LED lights, which are energy efficient, are still susceptible to excess voltage. This is manifest first as heat then as sudden failure.  The UK’s Wiring Regs BS7671 confirm that any linear appliance with a design voltage of 230v when required to work at 240v and above, will suffer a shortened working life by up to 46%.  So if you are witnessing appliances failing, it is likely that you are in an area where the voltage is high.

Surge Protection in the home

Did you know that a lightning strike miles away can cause a surge that can damage appliances in your home ?

 

Modern homes are full of expensive electrical and electronic systems, yet these critical systems are at risk from the regular occurrences of transient over-voltage surges.

 

The average UK home has around £9,600 pounds of electronics consisting of Fridge’s, Freezers, TV’s, Satellite TV boxes, PC’s, boiler controllers, alarm systems, PV invertors etc which are all acutely susceptible to damage from overvoltage.

 

Lightning strikes, and other power grid surges from sub-station switching and power cuts etc are the main causes of electrical device failure so protection against these over-voltages should be a fundamental part of our electrical system configurations.

 

Fitted quickly and easily by a qualified electrician next to your fuse board, it will provide you with peace of mind whilst it silently protects all your appliances. Don’t wait for the next power surge to damage something expensive like your widescreen TV before you act, protect your home with Eco-Max Surge today!

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