Massachusetts Issue with Single speed pump and electrical usage

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by ES - Stoneham MA, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. waterpirate

    waterpirate Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    Have you priced any of your optimum solutions? Warning sticker shock is coming! I would advise you to take hard look at ROI prior to spending north of 2k depending on which option you choose. VFD's are still not what I would call 24/7 reliable. They are still plagued with electrical issues, splicing failures, power fluctuations, and their tolerance for lightning is nill. The box protects the pump, but the box can cost as much or more than the pump. In the end there is " no free lunch" everything is a tradeoff between efficiency and reliability.

    Last month it cost me as much to heat my house as it did my greenhouse. My green house can not be efficient and is 1/6 the square footage of my house.
    Hope this helps
    YMMV
    Eric
     

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