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Old 10-05-2013, 07:11 AM   #16
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Was looking at house the other day and asked about the average electricity bill per month. Was told the house had a Power Saver 3000 installed a few years ago and it has reduced the electricity bill.

He is the quote of what was told to the Realtor. "It is called Power Saver 3000 and was added to the breaker panel - 20 AMP and a 230 breaker. It equalizes the frequency and stabalizes the electricity."

Has anyone ever seen such a device, installed one, or have knowledge of what it does.

I say good money was flushed down the toilet.

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Did they tell you what the average was. or did they just step around the answer by telling you about that capacitor box.

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #17
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First this is the old snake oil equivalent for a home owner in an electrical package, as noted.
Second even if you had a bad power factor and the utility penalized home owners for the low PF, this device would be worthless as the PF caps are sized based on the loads and are switched in and out as the load is on line (point of use). Or there is a large cap bank that measures pf and switches in steps as required.
Third look into this 200, 300, 400, 500 dollar "back box" and see 30 dollars worth of caps.

And any electrical contractor selling these devices is either stupid or a crook.
any contractor isn't stupid or a crook,there both.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:07 AM   #18
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I did get a reply on the average. A "guesstimate" of $275 per month. That tells me no one looked at the past twelve months of utility bills, added, then divided for an accurate average.

Thanks for the advice guys. As I suspected, wasted money. If I buy the house, the PS 3000 will removed.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:37 AM   #19
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Here is a link outlining the scam aspect of these devices.
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I did get a reply on the average. A "guesstimate" of $275 per month. That tells me no one looked at the past twelve months of utility bills, added, then divided for an accurate average.

Thanks for the advice guys. As I suspected, wasted money. If I buy the house, the PS 3000 will removed.

If you buy the house don't remove it, you can just turn the breaker off.
You could even do your own "testing", leave it on the first summer, turn it off the next. See if it helps or not.

Besides when you go to sell the house, you can tell the new prospect buyers that the house is equipped with a "PS 3000 energy saver!"
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If you buy the house don't remove it, you can just turn the breaker off.
You could even do your own "testing", leave it on the first summer, turn it off the next. See if it helps or not.

Besides when you go to sell the house, you can tell the new prospect buyers that the house is equipped with a "POS 3000 energy saver!"
FIFY and then he would be as dishonest as the original salesperson.

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