How to be Miserly About Energy Costs
Energy Consultant Debby McKinney, owner of Life Gone Greener, wants to help homeowners and businesses realize savings for the good of our planet and our wallets. The Energy Mizer is a form of simple, inexpensive technology that can do just that.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Up to 25 percent of billable electricity consumed in business is non-productive and unusable.” That adds up to more than $16 billion a year in money down the drain.
The "power factor", a measure of how efficiently electricity is used, is of critical importance to the power companies and thus to the price we pay for electricity. Having a high power factor is an indication that equipment and appliances are operating more efficiently, while a poor power factor incurs cost penalties from energy providers because it costs them more to service the power needs for that company.
The Energy Mizer energy management system guarantees a minimum 8 to 20 percent savings on energy, with average savings between 10 and 18 percent. Examples of up to 40 percent have been noted.