The small box boosts, balances and regulates voltage rates during all phases of electrical consumption, Comfort Supply says.

Energy costs can be a budget buster for businesses and homeowners alike. But a new product offered by Comfort Supply - a Tennessee-based wholesaler of Ruud HVAC products - gives home and business owners an opportunity to reduce energy and maintenance costs by reclaiming electricity normally lost to the ground.

The Power House conditioning system, by Black Hawk Energy Products, installs on a building's electrical system. The small box boosts, balances and regulates voltage rates during all phases of electrical consumption.

“This is a wildly popular product,” said Wayne Dube, a salesman with Comfort Supply, a leading wholesaler of HVAC products and equipment. “It is a safe, efficient way to cut energy costs for your home or business.”

The voltage of electrical current drawn into a building ebbs and flows, depending on the demand on the grid. When the voltage spikes, appliances will send the excess electricity through a ground wire dispersing it to the earth. When voltage is low, appliances struggle to pull enough power to do their jobs. The Power House captures voltage that would normally go to ground and recycles it into the building's electrical system. When voltage fluctuates, the flow into the building remains more level. The result is a reduction in kilowatt consumption, appliances that run at peak efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and reduced peak demand loads. All of which leads to lower energy bills.

“Customers appreciate the lower electricity bills, but they also like the green angle,” said Dube. “Using power more efficiently and not losing so much to a ground wire means your equipment and appliances last longer with lower maintenance costs. It also lowers peak demand on available energy and helps entire communities have a more stable power grid.”

In addition to the obvious savings, the Power House increases the capacity of a building's electrical panel by allowing it to run cooler and protects all equipment from basic electrical surges. The unit, which weighs about 50 pounds can be installed nearly anywhere because it runs cool and requires no special ventilation.

“If your business has a $3,000 to $4,000 monthly electrical bill and you install a Power House system, you’ll see a payback in energy savings within a year. The bigger your utility bill, the quicker your payback,” said Dube. “This product has the potential to save 10 to 25 percent on a customer’s total electric bill. It also extends the life of anything with an electric motor because it causes the motor to draw less amps.”

The Power House must be installed by a licensed electrician and is available in both residential and commercial voltages.

Eloy Saban, owner of Temp Control LCC, a Nashville, Tenn., HVAC, electrical and plumbing contractor who has installed Black Hawk Power House units describes the installation as very simple.

“The Black Hawk product is an easy installation that takes two to four hours in a commercial setting,” Saban said. “Though we only have a small amount of data resulting from our own installations. The results of this product are in the energy bill.”

(This article was supplied by Comfort Supply.)