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Power Factor Correction Toronto

Power Factor Correction Toronto

Extra, unnecessary, and unwarranted charges on your hydro bill could be the result of what we like to call: Dirty Electricity. KVA’s Power Factor Correction across Toronto can clean up this mess!

What is Dirty Electricity?

Dirty Electricity is unusable power that could also be harmful. It’s a term the Electrical Industry uses to define unused surges of power. Multiple devices plugged into a residential home, commercial environment, or industrial building can cause this issue. It is directly related to high power consumption and some scientists believe it to be detrimental to our health.

This form of electrical energy pollution is associated with many human biological systems such as Asthma, ADHD, Autoimmune Disorders, Cancer, Concentration, and more. Check out this link for more information on how Dirty Electricity can be harmful to the human body.

KW is actual power, whereas KVAR is reactive power which is not in use. To explain, think of power as an episode of your favourite show. KVAR is the total length of time you’re sitting down watching, 30 minutes. Consider the time spent on commercials as 10 minutes – the show is only 20 minutes of that time. That 10 minute commercial break is overage and not part of the real show. This commercial break represents electricity your building is pulling in but not using. What a waste!

In terms of finances, if you’re building is guilty of producing Dirty Electricity, you have a spike in your utility bills that’s unwarranted (that 10 minute commercial break from above). Moreover, it can potentially be harmful to them. KVARS (Kilovolt-ampers) is made up of non-consumed power. This means your electrical grid is pulling in more power than it is using! This is where the term Dirty Electricity comes in, and the more equipment you plug in, the worse it will get!

How KVA Electricians Can Help

Our Certified Team has conducted Power Factor Correction across Toronto, helping thousands save on their utility bills, and we can help you too! With a few changes and improvements to your Electrical Distribution & Equipment, we can curve the KVARS and reduce the Power Factor that is currently hurting your bottom line. Our assessment of your infrastructure will allow us to empower you with the right products and equipment to eliminate these power factors from hiking your hydro bills.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Power Factor Correction in Toronto and beyond:

  • How Does Power Correction work?

It improves the efficiency of the distribution system by correcting the voltage being sent to equipment and appliances. It also reduces the distribution of unused power.

  • What are the benefits of Power Factor Correction?

Power Factor Correction corrects voltage distribution. This will make your electrical circuits more productive and efficient. It reduces your carbon footprint by eliminating power waste. In doing so, your hydro bill will be lower as well!