Thursday, September 4, 2008

SCE rebate form

Here is a link for Southern California Edison's two-speed and variable-speed pump rebates:

Controversy over Title 20 and 3/4 hp pumps

The Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSA) studied the effect of Title 20 on the use of 3/4 hp pumps. IPSA argues that this intermediate size of pump remains a practical and energy efficient option, and, as a result, should be exempt from the two-speed requirement.

Given IPSA's reluctance to embrace Title 20, their findings must be viewed with some suspicion. Nevertheless, the study makes an interesting and reasonable sounding claim. Theirs is a point that deserves further consideration and an independent study.

IPSA's study and conclusions can be found here: