It seems that one of the easiest ways for companies to make money of those interested in home energy conservation is to try and sell them products or services that make outrageous claims and are too good to be true. In fact, the most popular posts on the Mapawatt Blog focus on these scams and misleading claims.
Scam or Misleading Energy Products
We started seeing so many products related to free energy or magnet energy that we had to write a whole article on Why Perpetual Motion Free Energy Machines Don't Work.
Most of these products are e-books that claim that they will teach you how to build one of these devices and it will be cheap and easy.
Magniwork Perpetual Motion Scam
Steorn Orbo Free Energy Delusion
Build your own solar panel pv system or wind turbine
Power factor correction devices
Power Factor Correction devices save little energy
Power Factor Correction boxes will not lower electric bill
Plug and Save - another power factor correction scam?
Heating and Cooling
Since heating and cooling account for over 50% over your home energy use, it’s no surprise that there are a myriad of products on the market looking to capitalize on the public’s desire to save money. They make misleading claims of how much money and energy their products can save. Usually you will see their products advertised in magazines or newspapers.
Sunheat Infrared - expensive space heater
Edenpure - yet another expensive space heater
Green energy education
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