Get Smart about Home Energy Scams

A comprehensive Directory of Home Power Factor Correction Scams by the #1 site on the net for unbiased information on energy saving.  This list of manufacturer's misleading or exaggerated product claims has been compiled by Open4Energy in an effort to protect energy conscientious consumers from being misled!

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Residential Power Factor Correction Scams
CFL Power Factor

CFL Power Factor Summary: CFL light bulbs do create electronic reactive power. The power factor on a typical lighting circuit with CFL bulbs will be between 60% and 75%. But it is not correct to think that this reduced power factor has any impact on the amount of electricity saved by a compact flourescent light bulb.

Visit the CFL Power Factor post for detailed information and discussion!

Dolphin Smart Electricity Saver

Dolphin Smart Electricity SaverSummary: It is not possible for a plug in gadget to actively monitor and improve the power factor of your household. The claims being made are technically incorrect. Installing this unit will not result in energy or financial saving. But the device could easily be a significant fire hazard!

Visit the Dolphin Smart Electricity Saver post for detailed information and discussion!

Eco-Brand EcoSaverWorld Eco-15kw and Eco-30kw

EcoSaverWorldSummary: The Eco15 & Eco30 claim to improve the power factor of certain appliances (such as air conditioner motors, refrigerators etc.) and claim to work in most domestic installations. The claims being made are technically incorrect. Installing this unit will not result in energy or financial saving.

Visit the EcoSaverWorld post for detailed information and discussion!

EcoPower4 by EcoTrust Energy

EcoPower4Summary: It is true that energy use is on the rise, use of electronics in our homes is growing exponentially and appliances are affected by spikes and electrical noise. It is not true that a power factor correction device will save money in your home!

Visit the EcoPower4 post for detailed information and discussion!

EcoPlug by EcoWattPlug

EcoPlugSummary: The most difficult aspect of this scam is to see that Groupon are selling the product. Where does making a 'buck' stop and reasonable care to protect consumers begin? Power factor correction, in particular with a device like this will NOT save money in your home!

Visit the EcoPlug post for detailed information and discussion!

Energy Wizard by Ecotek

Energy WizardSummary: It is not possible for a plug in gadget to actively monitor and improve the power factor of your household. The claims being made are technically incorrect. Installing this unit will not result in energy or financial saving. But the device could easily be a significant fire hazard!

Visit the Energy Wizard post for detailed information and discussion!

Electric Saver Nitro

Electric Saver NitroSummary: The Electric Saver Nitro may claim to save you up to 40% on your electric bill each month. It is not possible to plug in and save like this! It is not true that a power factor correction device will save money in your home!

Visit the Electric Saver Nitro post for detailed information and discussion!

EnergyMizer®

EnergyMizer®Summary: The EnergyMizer® originally from EMS Commercial, now being sold as a residential solution by direct marketing company Momentis. The product is credible for commercial use, but this does NOT make Power Factor correction useful for a typical home owner - caution advised!

Visit the EnergyMizer® post for detailed information and discussion!

EOC System - Solar Armor

EOC System - Solar ArmorSummary: The claims are appealing - Reduces Electrical Bills up to 25% or More Every Month! Pays for Itself in Less Than One Year! Increases Motor and Appliance Life! UL Tested and Listed! But this is marketing. Fact: Power factor correction does not reduce a consumers electricity bill.

Visit the EOC System - Solar Armor post for detailed information and discussion!

Voltage Control Guard 1 by GIG2

Voltage Control Guard 1Summary: GIG2 claim that the Voltage Control Guard 1 - VCG1 - captures unused energy from noise in the electrical system operating on well-accepted electromagnetic principles. This is technically possible, but not material to most consumers!

Visit the Voltage Control Guard 1 post for detailed information and discussion!

Go4Green supplied by DealMe

Go4GreenSummary: DealMe are on a 'sticky wicket' to use an Australian term. A product that offers no value. The claim that it has been tested and Approved for Australian homes is bogus. Despite being spoken to in writing, they continue to promote this product.

Visit the Go4Green post for detailed information and discussion!

Kill-A-Watt Saver (No relationship to P3 International or the Kill a Watt Brand)

Kill-A-Watt SaverSummary: Although the appliances listed can alter power factor (If you run any of the following: Air Conditioners, Furnances, Space Heaters, Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher, Well Pump, Floor Vacuum, Attic Fan ...) power factor correction will not save energy or money for consumers.

Visit the Kill-A-Watt Saver post for detailed information and discussion!

KVAR Power Factor Correction

KVAR Power Factor CorrectionSummary: Power Factor Correction by KVAR - be it by the original brand - or one of the many 'knock off" brands - is most unlikely to save any electricity - and is even less likely to reduce a consumers electricity bill at all.

Visit the KVAR Power Factor Correction post for detailed information and discussion!

Nevvus PowerGard

Nevvus PowerGardSummary: Nevvus Corporation may have announced a product that is exciting and innovative to them, but it is most unlikely to save homeowners any money at all.

Visit the Nevvus PowerGard post for detailed information and discussion!

Plug and Save

Plug and SaveSummary: The following message is a scam. You will not go green or save thousands of dollars at the same time. The product may alter power factor, but this does not save energy or reduce your electricity bill!

Visit the Plug and Save post for detailed information and discussion!

Power Mizer 1200

Power Mizer 1200Summary: The Power Mizer™ claims to be an an electronic device that optimizes the power factor of the appliances in your home by reclaiming, storing, recycling and supplying unused power back to the devices in your home when you need them.

Visit the Power Mizer 1200 post for detailed information and discussion!

Power Saver Enersonic

Power Saver EnersonicSummary: The Power Saver claims to have been designed and engineered in Australia for the purpose of reducing electricity consumption by saving on power in a scientific manner. It is designed to help stabilise voltage, reduce current and reduce power wastage so that electricity is saved.

Visit the Power Saver Enersonic post for detailed information and discussion!

PowerwoRx e3 - Whole Home Energy Management System

PowerwoRx e3Summary: It is true that the average home in America today operates at a power factor of .77. That does NOT MEAN means 23% of the electricity being delivered to the home is being wasted by the use of motorized appliances.

Visit the PowerwoRx e3 post for detailed information and discussion!

The Power Qube

The Power QubeMade in China! What does UL design related standards mean? You either are UL rated, or you are not. The product may alter power factor, but this does not save energy or reduce your electricity bill! The Power Cube meets all the requiremenst of a power factor correction scam!

Visit the The Power Qube post for detailed information and discussion!

The Zap Box

The Zap BoxSummary: The claims are appealing - Reduces Electrical Bills up to 15%. Increases Motor and Appliance Life! Money back guarantee! But this is marketing. Fact: Power factor correction almost never reduces a consumers electricity bill.

Visit the The Zap Box post for detailed information and discussion!

Watts Now ESD™ (energy saving device)

Watts Now ESD™Summary: The claims are a repeat of those by power factor correction. The Watts Now ESD™ is an energy saving device that captures current .... Please read and understand power factor before evaluating this further!

Visit the Watts Now ESD™ post for detailed information and discussion!

 

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