Sunday, May 09, 2010

Busting the myth: Unbalanced Breaker panel = Larger electric bill

There is a myth that if your breaker panel is "unbalanced" then you will be billed for the higher leg on the meter.

Let's find out...






I didn't film the third part because it was dark outside, but I went outdoors and monitored the meter before and after I shut off the breakers on one of the phases making the load unbalanced. The meter DID spin half as fast, so this proves that the meter IS accurate and this myth is BUSTED!

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