My utility is giving a $400 rebate on variable speed pumps.
1)Besides the upfront expense I have concerns about being able to control the Intelliflo -- my understanding is that one cannot interface intelliflo with Jandy Aqualink, but must have an intellicom.
2)I understand the Intelliflo VF has a built-in timer and is autonomous? On the other hand, the VS model would require some type of external controller, correct? So it would be better for me to purchase a VF intelliflo IF I don't already have a Pentair control system, eg intellicom?
3)Currently I run a 2 HP pump, 1.1 SF on 230 volts. The amps listed are 10.4 and the Kwh was 1.6. With an 8 hr run time in the summer, 2 hr in the winter and tapering in between, I calculated my annual electricity bill at around $649. My electric, including taxes is about 15 cents/kwh.
4)Are there an estimates out there on how much I could potentially save per hour of operation? Most of the examples I've seen on the Pentair website seem to assume we run the pumps x hours year-round which is not realistic. A much more useful number would be savings per hour of operation. Perhaps somebody could help me with the math here as I'm pretty new to this.