Frequently Asked Questions To KVAR
Is The KVAR unit legal?
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How Does The KVAR Unit Work?
The KVAR unit reduces the amount of power drawn from the utility by storing (in its capacitors) otherwise lost electricity (watts) caused by the inductive motors in your home. (Some examples of inductive motors are Air Conditioning units, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, vacuum cleaners, furnace blower motors, fans etc.) The technology applied by the KVARTM Unit supplies that stored electricity back to your inductive loads, thus causing you to decrease your demand from the utility. If you decrease your demand from the utility, your meter slows down, and you use less electricity. The thought is, you've already paid for that electricity, why pay for it and waste it when you can pay for it, store it, and reuse it again. This whole process is called power factor optimization. The authority of the power company ENDS at the sealed meter. Period. When the power company sends you all this electricity much of the WASTED electricity is emitted and disposed of throughout your home and all around you. Within that wasted energy are EMF emissions you are constantly being exposed to. Unless you have something pulling/drawing that energy from the power source (aka meter) that energy sits there waiting for you to consume it.
Even though you are not using ALL the energy they send you..... YOU are paying for what you use and what you waste. The KVAR unit takes that power being sent to you. Pulls it into the patented capacitors and sends that wasted energy back to the power company that sends it to you. There is no other product out that that offers a more most COST EFFICIENT energy saving product than this one. The KVAR unit takes the active part of energy and sends the excess right back to the through the transformer and back to the electrical company that is sending it. The legality of this product is in the 14 national and international patents. Those patents are issued with governmental approval and backed by U.S. Department of Energy. The power company's would love to stop this product from being used or for them to to take the product and utilize it themselves by offering free installation by their own technicians to every home owner. But they can't. The product is patented and thereby protected. Aside from the approval and protection of these patents by the governments issuing them, as well as, other accredited institutions backing the product with their own tests and studies (ie: NASA, EPA, RoHC, CSA, etc) the product maintains an environmental approval rating of reducing the EMF emissions by up to 40%. With globalization of the product use, it will reduce the carbon blueprints being emitted to eliminate the need to build more power plants, and affect the reduction towards the current contribution of global warming.
What is Power Factor?
It is the percentage of electricity that's delivered to your house and used Effectively, compared to what is wasted. For example, a 1.0 power factor means that all the electricity that's being delivered to your home is being used effectively for its purpose. However, most homes in America today have a .77 power factor or less. This means that 77% of the electricity that is coming thru your meter at your home or business is being used effectively, the other 23% is being wasted by your inductive load. With a low power factor, the utility has to deliver more electricity to do the same work. However, the KVAR unit increases that power factor in most cases to .97 or .98, thus increasing the effective use of your electricity and lowering your usage.
Does the KVARTM work in any home?
Yes it does, as long as you have a circuit breaker panel with breaker switches and not the old screw in type fuses, the unit will work on any single-phase electric application for homes.
Is the KVAR Unit tested and approved by independent labs?
Yes, the KVAR™ unit is UL listed and tested in the U.S. & Canada, and has also been tested by many other highly credentialed organizations such as; Nasa, EPA, RoHS Also, the technology is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy after their endorsement of the product.
Will the KVAR UNIT affect any of my appliances and their normal use?
No, if anything, your motors will run about 10% cooler, which is good for a motor because heat is the enemy of a motor.
How much can I expect to save per month by using the KV AR unit?
That depends on many factors. The size of your home, the amount of inductive motor load, and the amount you are paying per kilowatt-hour for electricity etc. However, generally speaking users of the product have seen up to 25% in reduced consumption, but the average savings is somewhere in the 15% to 20% range.
How long will it take for the KVAR Energy saver to pay for itself?
Generally about 6-12 months, but again, the same factors above apply, some will see sooner (6 months), some will see later (12 months).
Is the KVAR Energy-Saver easy to install?
We recommend installation by an electrician. The unit comes with complete installation instructions. It installs in about 20-30 minutes.
How long will the KVAR Energy Saver last?
It has a predicted lifespan of up to 30+ years.
Why haven't I heard of these product until now?
That's easy, two words "cost effectiveness". Up until recently, electric rates throughout America were cheap, costing us 2, 3 or 4 cents per kilowatt- hour. Now, electric rates are 8, 10, 12, 14, and 19 and in some cases New York City is 22 cents per Kwh, and Hawaii is 33.5 cents per Kwh. At the cheaper rates the KVAR Energy Saver didn't make sense, but at the current rates, it makes all the sense in the world ..
The KVAR Surge Protects For AMP Or Voltage Power Surges?
Amperage power surges at the panel.
Do you have a 3-phase KVAR UNIT for commercial and industrial applications?
Is the KVAR Energy Saver™ Unit Warranted?
Is there a "Money Back Guarantee"? Yes, 5 year Manufacturers Warranty for full replacement. Yes, 60-day money back guarantee. If in 60 days, you don't see reduction in usage on your electric bill, call us and let us know, and we'll give you details on how to return the unit for a full refund of the purchase price. Installation cost will not be refunded.
Is The Unit Weather Proofed For exterior Placement?
Yes it is air tight & waterproofed.
Are There Any Code Violations Of Mounting The unit To The Fuse Box, Panel,
Or Placement In Any Other Area Of The Home Or Directly To The Incoming Power Lines?
First of all, the power company's authority STOPS at the meter. Installation of your power unit should be done by a licensed Electrician to warrant the product and to ensure proper installation and liabilities. The unit is licensed and holds over 14 U.S. Governmental patents and International Patents. It carries a UL approval as well as other accredited organization standards of approval both domestically and internationally.
What Is The Estimated Turnaround Time Of Building A Unit (After Being Sized) And Then Shipped?
Approximately 1 week, depending upon supply demand.
Where Is The Ideal Place To Install The KVAR Unit?
Installation of the KVAR unit at the panel should be connected on the top, left side of the panel on a double pull or double throw switch, parallel. It is recommended that you use a licensed electrician to do your installation to ensure proper installation and warranty of the product.
How Do You Achieve Savings?
As the demand for power runs through your home, there is nonproductive current (heat) that strains your home appliances and wiring. This heat is wasted energy that you are paying for. The KEC optimizes the power that comes into your home, allowing your appliances and equipment motors to operate more efficiently. This reduces heat (wasted electricity), which in turn lowers your electric bill, reduces the chance of fires, and increases the life of your appliances and motorized Equipment.
How Is A Transformer Used?
To solve the problem of sending electricity over long distances, George Westinghouse developed a device called a transformer. The transformer allowed electricity to be efficiently transmitted over long distances. This made it possible to supply electricity to homes and businesses located far from the electric generating plant. Despite its great importance in our daily lives, most of us rarely stop to think what life would be like without electricity. Yet like air and water, we tend to take electricity for granted. Every day, we use electricity to do many functions for us -- from lighting and heating/cooling our homes, to being the power source for televisions and computers. Electricity is a controllable and convenient form of energy used in the applications of heat, light and power.
What About KVAR Energy Saver for Surge Protection?
The KVAR Energy Saver also protects the entire home against power surges. The amperage/power surge protection that would from the power company, or a direct lightning strike at the pole. The KVAR unit has two thousand joules of surge suppression in each capacitor in the unit. We don't claim to stop lightning that alone is a one-in-a-million chance. The KVAR unit basically stops all the waste the electric company wants to send you and sends it back to the power company. The KVAR unit is simply a waste eliminator to stop the power company from robbing you. Today, the United States (U.S.) electric power industry is organized to ensure that an adequate supply of electricity is available to meet all demand requirements at any given instant. But what the Electrical Power companies are not able to do is help you save money nor would they want to . They are in the Business to make money off from you. Building more power plants to provide power to meet supply and demand is not the solution and in addition to the increase of the costs to do that we lose valuable resources such as land and the environment due to the increase use of energy. Regulating the energy and reducing these affects by implementing the KVAR systems globally will reduce the waste of energy, reduce harmful EMF emissions, reduce the carbon footprint that we all contribute to Global Warming by up to 25%.The most immediate savings you will’ see is the reduction of the cost of your electric bill. Other benefits that can serve commercial and industrial applications is the penalty charges the power company imposes called "surcharges" or "demand charges" to businesses who exceed their monthly access allotment. By regulating and conserving the amount of energy you use you need not worry about these surcharges.
How The KEC works?
When a motor starts, it asks the utilities transformer for power (voltage and amperage) to run. This demand for power runs through the wiring, panel box, meter and down the lines to the transformer and heats up and strains the motor and wiring. This heat (I2R losses) is called watts. The KEC, once installed, stores and releases energy to the motor it needs to function properly. This reduces heat on the wires and the motor. Reducing this heat, will lower your electric bill, increase the life of the motor and reduce the chances of fire.
The KEC increases power factor, by reducing the amount of reactive power (KEC) that the load draws from the utility company. KEC's store the reactive power (KEC) needed for the creation of the EMF within the inductive load. As the motor operates, this reactive power is "pulled" and "pushed" to and from the KEC by the motor. The amount of reactive power purchased from the utility company by power factor optimization has been greatly reduced, or eliminated.
The technology applied by the KEC reclaims, stores and supplies power to inductive motors and loads. This process provides the reactive power (KEC) required to establish the electromagnetic field (EMF) around the inductive windings of a motor, while reclaiming and recycling the power during the normal working phase. The power reclaimed and recycled by the KEC would normally be pushed back through the power distribution lines.
As a result of providing reactive power (KEC) locally, motors run cooler and more efficient. This equates to"$$$" savings and longer equipment life.
Our products are "taylored" to:
- Applications 600 volts and down
- Three phase to single phase
- Inductive equipment 400 horsepower and down
This includes homes, shopping centers, strip centers, manufacturing facilities, everyone with a power meter is a customer. We call this the energy companies cash register. We have hundreds of testimonials and happy customers.
The KEC is designed to provide:
- Significant savings on electric bills
- Increased life of electrical motors and appliances through heat reduction
- Surge protection for the entire home or facility
Customers using the KEC have realized savings of 8% to 10% on their home or small business monthly power bills.
Using methods employed at large industrial complexes, now reduced to a compact unit, the KEC reclaims and recycles electrical energy. It fine-tunes the electrical system in your home or office resulting in less heat generation and reduced amperage resulting in reduced consumption of electricity. It causes less waste of electrical energy while increasing the life of the inductive equipment in your home or office. It protects against power surges and increases the capacity to the electrical panel by making it run cooler. All this means extra $$$ in your pocket.
- Electrical Noise Reduction
- Power Factor Optimization
- Voltage Regulation
POWER SUPPLIERS benefit by being able to supply power to more customers without the generation or acquisition of additional power. This reduces capital expenditures by leveraging the existing infrastructure.
We want you to know that KVAR Is the original electrical optimization system brand. We care very much about the Integrity of our brand and product, and hold the original patent we distribute directly from the Inventors, the scientists, and manufacturers that developed KEC. There are other Individuals and companies that have produced 'knock-off' facsimiles brands and some were manufactured illegally, and they have illegally used the patent and UL numbers. They are NOT the KEC brand. Some of these other units are poorly manufactured and have actually caused some serious problems, such as fires. We stand behind our product 100%. KEC carries a 5-year Manufacturers warranty, is UL, NASA, CSA listed, and cleaner greener certified. It is also made in the USA. We will defeat ANY price offered to you by any other 'knock-off', gray market, counterfeit, or illegal brands. We want you to know we have the "real deal". Contact us to see any of our licensing, product liability insurance and or patent Information.