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Perfect Your Power with Satic Technology

I am all about reducing energy use in our home. From installing solar panels, using energy-efficient CFL and LED lighting, switching to more energy-efficient appliances, and driving an electric car, I try to do as much as I can to reduce my family’s use of fossil fuels. The problem now is that I am running out of changes to make in our home. So when I was approached by Power Perfect Place, a distributor of Satic Technology Products to test out some of their new energy-saving technology, I was totally on board.

Satic USA offers products to increase electrical efficiency in your home, resulting in a lower monthly electric bill. Their technology is designed to raise the power efficiency of your home (the amount of the power that comes into your home that is put to use rather than wasted), while reducing electro magnetic fields (EMF) exposure.

EMFs are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of man-made lighting.

Satic’s products reduce energy use and lower EMF radiation by correcting the electrical waves in a home or office system – reducing heat, lowering amperage, and lessening the harmful effects of “electric noise” & negative harmonics that are found in many electrical systems. Here’s more detailed and technical information on how their technology works.

Satic offers an array of products to optimize energy use in your home or office, including:

Power Perfect Box – Satic’s Power Perfect Box is its flagship product for filtering and conditioning power to provide cleaner energy. A wire-in solution that you install directly at the electrical panel, it provides surge protection, voltage regulation, line conditioning, EMF reduction, harmonics reduction, and energy savings. Cleaner, more efficient power going in to your home or office results in reduced energy consumption and increased equipment longevity.

EMF Eliminator – Modern electronics introduce EMF radiation into the electrical circuits in our homes. The result is sometimes referred to as “dirty power” – which results in high EMF levels, electrical inefficiencies and electrical spikes that are potentially damaging to sensitive electronics. The EMF Eliminator is a simple solution that plugs into a standard outlet and filters out harmonics in your electrical circuit to provide cleaner power and reduced EMF radiation. Just two EMF Eliminators (appropriately installed) can produce a healthier and more efficient electrical system for homes and small businesses.

This video demonstrates how the EMF Eliminator works.

 

Satic Pulse Light Bulbs – Satic applied their wave-form technology to high quality, energy-efficient lighting. The result is a full spectrum, flicker free light that uses very little electricity and lasts for years – reducing landfill waste and saving money for consumers. The lights come in multiple shapes, colors and sizes, look better, operate cooler, and last for years.

Satic Shield – Satic Shield is a radiant barrier insulation that is light weight and easy to install. It is manufactured using a polyethylene foam core with reinforced double sided aluminum facings. It outperforms standard fiberglass insulation to keep things warm in winter and cool in summer – significantly reducing heating and cooling costs in the home or office.

I decided that the EMF eliminator boxes were the easiest of the Satic products to install and begin using immediately, so I started with those. I installed as directed by Satic – by simply plugging one in an outlet linked to the “A phase” of my electrical panel, and one in a “B phase” outlet. This is much easier than it sounds, believe me.

To demonstrate how the Eliminator Boxes works to reduce EMFs, I used this Green Wave device to measure the EMF levels on my outlets before and after plugging in the EMF eliminators. Here are the results:

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As you can see, there was a significant reduction in EMF radiation – it was cut almost in half. And while the research on EMF exposure and our health is ongoing (present mainstream science rests on the side of “not a threat to human health”), I figure, hey, reducing EMF exposure is certainly not going to cause harm to our family and may be a step worth considering.

In addition to lowering EMF levels, I did notice a slight reduction in my electric bills. A year-to-year comparison of the past two months shows my electrical use down between 5-10%. While I can’t say with 100% certainty that this is directly related to using these boxes, I will say that I have made no other major changes in our electrical use since the same period last year.

Now that I’ve seen some results from this technology, I would consider the Power Perfect Box as the next product in my energy-saving arsenal.

You can purchase Satic products and get more information online at Power Perfect Place. You can also follow Power Perfect Place on Facebook.

Watching my electric bill go down is an ongoing goal. Reducing my carbon footprint, and saving money – it’s a winning combination.

 

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January Green Tip: How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

For each month of 2016, I plan to highlight a simple, easy tip to help you to contribute to a better, cleaner, greener environment. All of the tips will be either little or no cost, easy to do, and help you generally be a better local and global citizen.

For my first post, I will cover how to dispose of hazardous waste. During this post-Christmas, pre-Spring-cleaning time of year, it’s the perfect time to cover this topic.

Hazardous waste includes items like household cleaners, paint, automotive products, pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries of any kind, and e-waste (computers, cell phones, or almost any other electronic device). These items should NEVER be placed in your curbside bin, flushed down the drain, or dumped in the storm drain. They are toxic to plants, animals and humans and must be disposed of properly.

Some items (rechargeable batteries, CFL’s) can easily be disposed of at your local home improvement store. For example, the Lowe’s in Rancho Santa Margarita has waste bins for these items conveniently located by the customer service area. I know, the photo is not great, but here is what the bin at that store looks like:

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Cell phones can generally be returned to your carrier or donated to charities, like Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Many local schools and organizations collect e-waste such as computers, monitors and digital cameras as a fundraising opportunity. Our local high school has a collection event next month.

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But other items like paint, motor oil, and pesticides may be a bit trickier. That’s where the hazardous waste services come into play. These free services are located in most counties. There are four here in Orange County – Irvine, Anaheim, Huntington Beach and San Juan Capistrano.

Maybe you think it takes too much time, or it’s a hassle, or “it won’t make a difference if I just throw these few batteries in the regular trash can.”

So to demonstrate just how quick and easy it is, here is a video I did a few years ago for my OC Family blog where I take you along on a trip to Orange County’s household hazardous waste collection center in Irvine.

The trip didn’t turn out exactly as I planned (or maybe didn’t plan) – take a look:

Needless to say, I do recommend you leave your iPhone safely stowed away, but I can’t stress enough how fast and simple it is to dispose of this stuff properly. Also, it’s completely FREE.

A complete list of items accepted at these locations can be found and downloaded here.

Instead of throwing out those old cleaning products, paints, batteries, fertilizer, pesticides, or e-waste, place them in a box in your garage, and make a quick trip once or twice a year to your local hazardous waste disposal facility.

Each location in Orange County is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday through Saturday – swing by on your lunch break, or when you are out running errands on Saturday. It only takes a minute to make a difference.