July 22, 2018
The average beverage vending machine uses 7-13 kWh per day, and costs around $300 in electricity per year. A Vending Miser can cut the machine’s energy consumption by 46%, saving on average around $130 per machine each year. Normally, a Vending Miser would cost about $180, but through the Duke Energy Rebate program the devices are discounted to $130. At the discounted price, the Vending Misers achieve a payback of just over 16 months.
The description shown above is provided by Sanders and Associates LLC. Vending Miser Units can be purchased directly from their website at http://www.vendingenergymisers.com
The Duke Energy Smart Saver rebate program offers $50 per unit. For more information on receiving the rebates, visit their website at https://www.duke-energy.com/business/products/smartsaver.
One of our EduCon consultants, Dave Lyons provided an interesting study on the use of Vending Misers carried out by students in several school districts across Kentucky. Click here to download a copy of the document. Click to download Vending Miser Update.
In the event that vending machines are not equipped with Vending Misers, and even if they are, EduCon Energy recommends all vending machines be “de-lamped” at all times and unplugged during extended breaks and holidays.
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