I read with interest the letter from Henry Sielmann regarding Electromotion Energy Corporation and their request for an electricity policy.
He references studies and quotes numbers suggesting the Revolution heating/cooling/hot water/electrical generation unit is somehow inefficient and overly expensive.
I didn’t follow all of his explanation but I did get his assertion that having the revolution provide all his electricity would likely be much more expensive. I admit it takes a while to get your mind around how the revolution works, as it is truly “out of the box” thinking…and it isn’t intended to provide all your electricity.
I can tell you, as a Revolution owner, that I would much rather have a gas furnace that creates electricity, than one that doesn’t.
My total natural gas usage in 2010, before the Revolution was installed, was 121.2 gigajoules. My total usage in 2012 was 118.8 gigajoules.
My total electrical usage in 2010 (before Revolution) was 17,243 KwH…2012 was 20,836 KwH. Given that changes in weather affect energy consumption, I take that to mean my gas and electrical usage is basically the same pre Revolution and post Revolution.
I did complain to the Revolution inventor that I thought my electrical bills should be less. I complained so much that we agreed to experiment by turning off the generator at the end of January to see what it would do to my electrical bill. My February bill went up $92! I don’t complain any more.
I should note that I keep the house three degrees warmer than I did pre Revolution and my house only scored 41 out of 100 on the efficiency scale.
My computer tells me that a three degree increase in house temperature requires almost 30 per cent more energy at my house.
I cannot refute Mr. Sielmann’s facts but I can tell you how the Revolution works at my house…Great! And I’m looking forward to the new version being installed at my house this month.