An installation of a VPhase unit will improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. Voltage optimization will work all through the day and night to lower and regulate the voltage coming in to your property, resulting in reduced energy consumption, less carbon emissions and reduced electricity bills.
Whilst the VPhase does not currently contribute to EPC (Energy Performance Certificates), efforts are being made into inclusion as a priority. Despite this, reducing around 10% off your electricity bills is not something to be ignored.
With all electrical equipment and appliances having to operate across the EU range of voltage (207V to 253V) from the early 90s, many devices will actually work more efficiently at the steady, lower 220V that the VPhase typically optimizes to – meaning greater efficiency and potentially lengthening the life of your electrical goods.
VPhase Voltage optimization will reduce energy consumption
The VPhase voltage optimization device will save up to 12% off electricity bills, with the average household saving approximately 10%. All appliances sold within the UK since the 1990's have had to conform to EU legislation that rules they must function correctly across the EU range of voltages. The EU voltages range from as low as 207 volts and as high as 253 volts. So by lowering and regulating the voltage to the default 220 volt, which is the level that VPhase does, appliances, lighting and devices will work more efficiently, using less electricity and therefore costing you less to run.
The VPhase is the only domestic voltage optimization unit to lower and regulate the supply voltage in the house to a set point
The VPhase unit is currently the only voltage optimization unit on the market that can lower and regulate the supply voltage into the property to a set point. It is important to recognize the value in each lowering and regulating the voltage: if you just dropped the voltage you would introduce harmonics, and if you just lowered the voltage by a set amount some pieces of equipment may not function, and you would be at higher risk of the negative effects of voltage drop.
The VPhase has a safety bypass circuit built in
The VPhase unit has been skillfully designed to incorporate a safety bypass system, which ensures that at no point will the electric supply to the house ever be lost as a result of the VPhase unit.
VPhase can save as much as 12% on electricity consumption
VPhase has gone to great lengths to be able to validate the savings claims that it boasts. Having conducted major tests across a range of properties and had the test results checked and verified independently, and are confident that the unit can achieve the savings claimed. Whilst actual test results demonstrated savings of up to 12%, the majority of savings grouped around the 10% mark.
Voltage optimization will not make savings on heating circuits
Voltage optimization will not make any savings on resistive heating circuits. This doesn't mean that the devices will stop working, just that with less power going in, they will take longer to reach temperature. So, any benefits from lowering and optimizing the voltage will be lost through the longer time the appliances are on - cancelling each other out. The net impact is that the same amount of energy is used.
VPhase voltage optimization will improve the payback and overall efficiency of a electrical solar system
VPhase has modeled a range of complex simulations and scenarios to understand the relationship between voltage optimization and PV solar systems. The results show that by combining electrical Solar Systems and VPhase, the overall household energy efficiency is increased leading to a better return for the invested technologies.
The VPhase System reduces the amount of energy consumed in the home, yet the amount of electricity produced by the solar system remains the same. The net impact is that less electricity will be needed from the Grid and potentially more exported from the solar system.
VPhase is suitable for all types of properties
Unlike solar PV systems, VPhase is suitable for all types of property. All properties that work on mains voltage can benefit from having a VPhase voltage optimization device installed. The savings claims are based on the whole house saving potential and take into account energy efficient devices. Savings vary, but will mainly dependent on four main elements:
The amount and type of appliances used in the property
The number of occupants in the home
What the supply voltage is
What the VPhase set point is
VPhase is easy to fit
The VPhase device must be fitted by a qualified electrician, they are easy to fit, particularly if being installed at the same time as a new consumer unit. The device should generally take no more than a couple of hours to fit.
VPhase improves efficiency of energy saving light bulbs and A-Rated fridges & freezers
The UK is at the higher end of the statutory Voltage level, typically around 245 volts. Even energy saving light bulbs (compact fluorescents) and A rated fridge freezers can benefit from being supplied with a lower level of voltage.
VPhase can extend the life of appliances
Research by Manchester University has shown that maintaining the voltage at 220 will double the life of motor pumps and be beneficial for other devices. Also, independent work carried out by the Lighting Industry Federation has determined that lowering the voltage supplied to incandescent light bulbs will extend the light bulbs life.