The surge protector is a device that can be found just about everywhere these days, from the sensitive gadgets of our offices to home theater systems. You may not have known that besides protecting any number of appliances (and allowing you to run multiple devices from a single wall outlet) they can also be used to conserve energy – quite a substantial amount in fact.
So, how is this possible? It’s really a secondary effect of the surge protector’s main purpose. Surge protectors, as you probably know, are used to safeguard appliances from power spikes (also known as transient voltage). These are currents that exceed the standard voltage of an electrical line. Surge protectors stop power spikes by either handling excess current and diverting it along the main electrical line or simply stopping it completely.
In the process, the surge protector also prevents power wastage. This is achieved by stopping appliances from draining excess energy when they aren’t in use. Otherwise known as vampire power, this leakage of electricity is a continual added load on energy bills. In the case of HVAC systems (which aren’t usually turned off at the plug) this can make for a substantial saving. Nationally, this is no small figure either. The US Department of energy puts the country’s energy loss to vampire power at around $3 billion dollars per year.
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Our experts will advise you about all of the methods available for saving electricity, some of which you may never have heard of. Topics like Insulation and the importance of energy ratings in buying an HVAC system are too often overlooked.
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