Is the OptiVolt Voltage Optimiser right for you?

Monday, 26 January 2015  |  Admin

Is the OptiVolt Voltage Optimiser right for you?

In this blog we try to answer the key questions about Voltage Optimisation and whether it is a product that can help you save money on your energy bills.


Why do you need Voltage Optimisation in the Uk


The average incoming voltage coming into a Uk household is 242v, most household appliances require 220v. The excess voltage sent into your house is voltage that you pay for. A voltage optimiser reduces this voltage thus saving money on your electricity bill.

How much will the OptiVolt realistically save? 

As every household is different from the number of people living there and the number of electrical appliances it is impossible to guarantee how much you will save. Most Voltage Optimisation units can save up to 20% on your electricity bill.

Your savings will depend on the following factors:

  • The incoming voltage your house receives
  • How much electricity you use (if you don't switch your lights and appliances on you will not save anything)
  • Future electricity price increases/decreases
  • Your lifestyle e.g. if you are at home during the day

Are there any additional benefits of installing a OptiVolt Voltage Optimiser? 


There are additional benefits to using OptiVolt Voltage Optimisation such as:

  • Reducing your carbon footprint by up to 20%
  • Prolongs the lifespan of voltage dependent electrical goods
  • Protects sensitive electronic devices 
  • Savings without behavioral change 

How do you know if you would benefit from Installing an OptiVolt 


Short of monitoring your incoming voltage over a period of time there are a couple of signs that the Voltage you maybe receiving might be too high. 

  • Light bulbs or electrical appliances such as toasters life expectancy are shorter than you expect 
  • You live near a transformer

While not overly scientific if you have seen these signs in your house it could well be worth looking further into Voltage Optimisation  


Who needs to install the OptiVolt Voltage Optimiser and what does the install involve?

You will need a qualified electrician to install the OptiVolt. The OptiVolt install can take up to 1 hour and is a retrofit device which requires no alteration to your home 


Understanding Voltage Optimisation Further: 

For more information please click here to go to the New Energy Co-op website

Please watch the video below to understand OptiVolt Voltage optimiser below