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Responding to the challenges of Energy Efficiency

- The PHCC Pro Series line leads the way with environmentally friendly sump pumps, that cuts utility costs for homeowners.

Energy Efficient
In today's age, when evaluating a sump pump, there's two main factors everyone should consider:

Energy Efficiency and Pumping Power . . . . Why?

Homeowners demand energy efficiency; they want the sump pump that's going to save them money on their electric bills and reduce the effect on the environment.

And Homeowners demand performance; they want the sump pump that's going to pump the most water to keep their basement dry.

So how do you determine the energy efficiency of a sump pump, coupled with performance? Until now, there hasn't been an easy to read calculation that illustrates a pumps efficiency and performance.

That's about to change!

Introducing "Gallons per Watt/Hour” or G/Wh. It's borrowed from "Title 20,” California's energy efficiency standards that cover residential pool pumps. G/Wh is how pool pumps are evaluated and the formula easily applies to sump and sewage pumps.

Simply stated G/Wh links efficiency and performance by illustrating how many gallons of water at 10' lift are pumped using one (1) watt of electricity.

To calculate G/Wh, take the gallons per hour (GPH) pumped at 10' lift, divided by the energy the sump pump consumes per hour (Wh). GPH/Wh=G/Wh

For example, the 1/3 HP PHCC Pro Series S3033 has a G/Wh of 6.25. In other words, the S3033 pumps 6.25 gallons of water per watt-hour used.

To get that number - The S3033 pumps 3000 gallons of water @ 10' lift and uses 4.0 amps @ 120 volts (4.0 A x 120 V) = 480 Watts of electricity. 3000 gallons divided by 480 watts is 6.25 G/Wh.

In contrast, the G/Wh average of competing 1/3 HP sump pumps is 2.23 (pumping 2.23 gallons of water per watt-hour used). That's a big difference – the S3033 pumps almost 3X more water using the same amount of electricity!

And that superior energy efficiency translates to lower energy bills for the homeowner. The average cost savings earned when using a PHCC Pro Series S3033 sump pump is $55.41 per year** reducing the homeowners energy bills!

Below we've included a chart so you can see the Pro Series line as it stacks up against other manufacturers. We've also included a column called "Efficiency to Competitor Standard,” showing the percentage more efficient than the industry average.

Brand
Model
HP
GPH @
10ft lift
Amps @ 120
Volts
Amps x Volts =
Watts/h
G/Wh
Efficiency to Competitor
Standard
Pro Series
ST1033
1/3
2770
3.8
456
6.075
172%
Pro Series
S3033
1/3
3000
4.0
480
6.250
180%
Pro Series
S5033
1/3
3540
4.0
480
7.375
230%
Avg. of competing pumps
1/3
2167
8.7
1038
2.232
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The efficiency to competitor standard is calculated this way:

Subtract the average competitor G/Wh (2.23) from the particular Pro Series (G/Wh). Then divide that number by the average competitor G/Wh (2.23) to come up with the percentage of greater efficiency.

The choice is clear when it comes to efficiency and performance – PHCC Pro Series sump pumps use far less electricity than competing pumps, without sacrificing performance!!

**Based on an average pump sump pump run time of five minutes per hour for one year. The S3033 uses 4 Amps @ 10’. The estimated industry average is 9.5 amps. Average electric cost per kilowatt-hour is $0.12.