I’m sure you’ve heard more than you wanted on the so called KVAR power saving devices. . The information out there is hard to pick through. There’s so many different articles out there on what it does, and whether it saves money. Most offer a mathematical explanation that many of us can’t understand. They say different things, much of which is mutually exclusive. It’s really hard to tell what it actually does and whether it will save you money. The whole point of this article is to discuss what it does and if you’ll actually save money.
So what does it do? The KVAR power saver stores electricity and puts it back in your home when needed. I’m sure you’ve heard before that turning anything on or off takes more electricity at that point than when an item is just on. To explain further, when you turn on a light there is a surge of electricity that is higher than when its on but this surge is not bigger than the accumulated energy that it takes to run for a couple of seconds. The same goes for when you turn it off. Now this will also happen for your washing machine, dishwasher, or anything that has a motor but with a larger effect. What the KVAR power saver does is put the energy back in when this surge happens so it doesn’t draw more energy.
You may have noticed at times in your home that the lights will flicker when something turns on or off. This could be because of this surge. Now I do want to bring up that other things can cause your flickering lights, because this might not be your problem or might only be part of it. The KVAR power saver can also help extend your machine life as it does lessen the amount of stress your appliances go through when starting and stopping.
We do know that this technology works. To be energy star efficient there must be a KVAR device installed on the machine. It’s in computers and refrigerators, TVs and more.
Will it save you money? If you’re a residential customer probably not. It has saved some people who have lots of appliances, such as pool pumps, multiple washing machines etc. It might save you some money but it might not. At the very least, it will help extend your appliances life span but your appliances might already have one if they are new and have the energy star rating. You may find it worth it if you have a lot of appliances or if you do get the flickering lights and would like to smooth that out. Again that might not be your problem.
The KVAR power saver can be worth your while in the right circumstances. It might not save you money but it does have the benefit of extending your appliances life span. There are many methods to save money on your power bill, the KVAR power saver will help if you have lots of appliances with motors in your home or the energy company charges for KVAR.