Do Power Savers Really Save Power?

Just to finish the transfer of my various blogs into this one at WordPress, I copy-paste the last topic I had from somewhere. To those who had read this before, I suggest that you look at my other new additions here like Café 101.

While I personally do not believe that those alleged power-saving devices really save energy as advertised, it is still worth testing if only to prove if the manufacturers’ claims are true. I suggest that you haggle for the following deal with a walk-in salesman of the product in proving their claim of energy savings.

  1. Ask for a demo unit that will be installed in your café and used for at least one (1) month without any cash-out or financial obligation on your part.
  2. If possible, time the test period to start right after your electric bill’s cut-off date. Show your last electric bill to the salesman and agree to use your average monthly consumption in kilowatt-hour (KwH not Peso) as the basis in computing the energy saved, if there will be any.
  3. Record your initial meter reading in the presence of the salesman and ask him to come back on the cut-off date the final reading of your test.
  4. Compute for the KwH consumed during the test period and compare the figure with the average monthly consumption as agreed in Step No. 2 above.
  5. Pay for the power saver if the advertised savings (normally 30 to 40% as claimed) is realized. Return the unit if the test failed to show the savings they claim for their product.

I understand that you cannot have this kind of deal if you buy the unit off the shelf so beware.