The impact we, both as individuals and as businesses, are having on the environment is becoming a growing issue nowadays. With greater importance being placed on our actions and business practices, it’s no surprise that more companies are turning to solutions such as voltage optimisation to help them save money and reduce their impact on the environment.
What is voltage optimisation?
Voltage optimisation involves matching your electricity supply to the supply needed by your electrical equipment. To put it simply, you are optimising your voltage to suit your needs.
Take a look at the following example:
The average incoming electricity supply in the UK is 242V, and can sometimes exceed 250V. Compare this to the ‘optimum’ voltage required to run most modern electrical equipment – which falls between 210 and 220V – and it’s clear to see that there is an over-supply of electricity in the UK (meaning money is being wasted).
By installing a voltage optimiser, the incoming voltage would be reduced to around 220V, thus removing the over-supply of electricity and offering savings – both to the business, and to the environment.
How could I benefit from installing a voltage optimisation unit?
As one of the UK’s most effective methods of saving money – and energy – a voltage optimisation unit could offer you savings of up to 18% on your annual energy bills.
Of course, the savings you could make will vary depending on the equipment you wish to optimise the supply for – typical savings are in the 10-15% range, but we’ve got clients saving over 18% too.
As well as reducing your business’ kWh consumption, CO2 emissions and energy costs; you could also reduce the costs of maintaining your electrical equipment.
Looking back at the example given above, electrical appliances within the EU are designed to work within the voltage range of 230V ±10%, so anywhere between 207V and 253V. However, they operate most efficiently at the bottom end of this range; typically somewhere between 210- 220V. Most electrical equipment does not require more than this voltage to work as it was designed to; anything higher will only serve to reduce its lifespan, forcing your business to pay for repairs or replacements that could have been avoided.
You’ll also be lessening the impact your business could be having on the environment by reducing your carbon footprint – so you can rest assured that you’re doing your bit to ‘protect tomorrow’.
Read our Voltage Optimisation FAQ to find out how your business could benefit from one of our units.
Types of voltage optimisation
The type of voltage optimisation you require will depend on the type of supply your property is receiving (commercial or domestic, for example), amongst other things. You can read more about the different types of voltage optimisation here.