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January 10, 2008

Energy savings with GE ECM variable speed motors

Because of the rising cost of electricity, more homeowners are looking for ways to save money on their power bills. Every year Americans spend $150 billion on energy to operate their furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners. Some of this cost comes from the use of low-efficiency air-moving motors. Several years ago, General Electric introduced a highefficiency, advanced-technology solution, the GE ECM variable-speed motor. On average, the GE ECM motor consumes a third of the energy used by a standard motor.Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with the GE ECM variable-speed motor provide homeowners with long term energy savings, greater comfort and better indoor air quality. See the chart below for an energy savings estimate for homes taking advantage of variable speed HVAC systems with GE ECM motor technology.

- Information provided by GE.

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