If you are searching for “Load Controllers“, “Residential Load Controllers” or “Pensar Load Controllers“, Alternative Energy, LLC can help!
We offer load controller installation in all major cities of the Phoenix, Arizona including: Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Glendale, Peoria and Surprise, Arizona.
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What Is A Load Controller?
A load controller is a device that balances the supply of electricity by controlling and adjusting the electricity load. Load controllers reduce home electricity costs by reducing demand for electricity during peak/high cost kilowatt hours.
Residential Load Controllers
Alternative Energy, LLC is an approved installation contractor of Pensar Load Controllers and Inergy Systems Demand Controllers. Both of these systems can help APS and SRP customers save money, especially for customers who are currently using solar, we can help you save even more.
Real Time Clock/Timers: Allows all or some controlled loads to be scheduled off or on, during preselected hours. If your utility company offers a discount for demand during off peak hours, a timer can be used to increase your demand limit precisely during those hours. In the event of a power outage the correct scheduling and time will be maintained by a battery backup.
Digital Display: Displays the last period average, current demand, demand limit, peak period average, and override status.
Adjustments in Tenths Of Kilowatts: Allows you or a technician to make changes and receive critical information to the 10th of a kilowatt for settings up to 10 KW. (Settings over ten KW may be adjusted in 1/2 kilowatt increments).
Permanent Memory: State-of-the-art electrically erasable programmable memory (EEPROM) is used to preserve critical information in the event of a power interruption. No batteries are required.
Programmable OFF/ON Times: Adjustable off and on times, from on to 15 minutes, add efficiency and flexibility. Minimum off and on times are typically factory set at 6 minutes for compressor protection, but can be adjusted to fit different applications.
Circuit Override: Allows you or a tech to temporarily change the priority loads (1 or more) for a period of 6 mins to 99 hrs. This may be quite helpful if you want to use a specific appliance which is currently shed (not powered on). You can also choose if you want to disable a load during this cycle.
Data Lock: Will protect stored data from being accidently changed.
Choice of Manual or Automatic: You may choose to have your demand limit adjusted automatically by the computer for seasonal changes, between a maximum and minimum you select, or manually adjust it yourself at will.
Individual Control Points: 8 control points are available. Individual points of control offer the greatest convenience and flexibility. Up to sixteen loads may be controlled with the use of optional relays – two loads per control point.
Flexible Priority Strategies: You can assign up to eight levels of priority to each point of control. Unlimited combinations of rotating/fixed load priority groups are selectable so it can fit the needs of every household.
Choice of Open Frame or Enclosed Relays: The Pensar 1000 comes standard with industrial quality open frame or enclosed relays.
Programmable Demand Averaging Period: Averaging periods can be adjusted to 60, 30 or 15 mins to match your utility company. This will allow for the greatest amount of efficiency in control strategies.
Individual Testing: Each load controller unit is carefully tested and burned-in for performance and reliability.
Variety of Relay Enclosures: Options include flush mounting, surface mounting, lockable, and/or hinged. Enclosure sizes include 8x10x4 and 12x24x4.
Compatible with all Cooling & Heating Systems: Whether you have air conditioners, heat pumps, baseboard heating, electric furnaces, or radiant heat or electric boilers; the Pensar 1000 will give you the best possible performance.
UL Listed: The Pensar 1000 meets or exceeds the Underwriters Laboratory Inc. requirements.
2-5 Year Limited Warranty: The Pensar 1000 comes with a 2 year warranty. An additional 3 years of warranty can be purchased at a minimal charge.
Pensar 1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
- Mounting: In Relay Enclosure.
- Connections: Terminal Strips & Card Edge.
- Power Requirements: 60Hz, 4 watts, 12 VAC, Class II
TYPICAL RELAY ENCLOSURES:
- Dimensions: 10 inch w x 12 inch h x 4.0 inch d (more sizes available).
- Enclosure type: Screw cover, NEMA 3R Rain tight.
- Operating Temperature: +170F to -40F .
- Power Requirements: 120 VAC, 60Hz. 40 watts maximum, 4 watts standby.
- Relays: Electromechanical. Two 3 amp pilot-duty SPDT and up to eight 30 amp 1 1/2 HP SPDT (DPDT optional ).
- 2 ring type with 48″ 600 volt leads.
- Standard type: 200: 1 amp Class 2 200 amp rating.
- Dimensions: 2.4″ OD x 1.1″ ID x 0.8″ width.
- (400 and 600 amp ratings are also available).
(Specifications subject to change without notice.)
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Load Controller FAQ
Read the most frequently asked questions about load controllers.
What’s does a load controller do?
A load controller basic function is to spread out your energy usage. In technical terms it’s really called, “load shedding” but that seems to confuse some people and we like to educate our customers.
What Is Peak Time?
High Energy Demand is the highest usage of electrical power during a given period. For APS customers, high energy demand is based off the highest amount of electricity you used during a 30 min (SRP) or 1 hour period (APS). The measurement is 1KW or 1000 watts per time period.
Parts Of Your Home That Use The Most Energy:
- Water Heater: 4.5KW
- Electric Dryer: 6KW
- Oven: 5KW
- Spa Heater: 10-20KW
- Stove: 2.5KW/burner
- Pool water pump: 2KW
- 5 Ton Heat Pump: 8KW (15 year old heat pump: 11KW)
- 3 Ton Heat Pump: 5.6KW (1.6 KW/ton)
What Does A Load Controller Connect To?
The load controller is connected to 3 main elements; the heat pump, hot water heater, and the heating element in your clothes dryer. Our years of experience has taught us that your pool pump should only run during off peak times and that your over does even need to be plugged in.
Do Load Controllers Need Maintenance?
No maintenance, once the controller is installed, it’s highly unlikely to have an issue and don’t need checkups.
How Do Load Controllers Work:
How do I know what to do? How can I control it?
All of the collected data is automatically sent to a cloud system so you can easily log into your online account and view your usage, create your graphs quickly, and make any changes to the demand levels seasonally. Set a timer for your water heater and see a complete archive of all of the energy you have been using.
Do I Need A Load Controller?
If you would like to receive a 30% reduction on your energy bill, then yes, you do need a load controller. One of our clients had a 4 bedroom home where she saved 16k off of her APS bill in just over 12 years (that’s over 1300 per year!). Many have even saved as much as 40% off of their electricity bill will APS or SRP.
How Do I Get A Load Controller Installed?
Call us for a free energy audit right now to find out if installing a load controller will help you save money. *If you have lived in your home for 1 year or more and will request a consumption report from APS (602 371 7171) or SRP (602-236-8888), it will be even easier to show you exactly how our load controller can help you. This is a free document provided by all energy providers. It’s not required for the inspection but will aid in being able to show you just how much you can save.
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Our load controller installation service area encompasses the entire Phoenix Metropolitan Area including: Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Youngtown, Arizona cities.
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