By installing a centrifuge in your home is a fairly common move, but there are a few things you should know before you get started.
First, you’ll need to find out how much space you have for your system.
A typical home with 2,000 square feet or less of floor space should have room for at least 1,000 centrifugal pumping pumps.
(More than that, you may need more, depending on the size of your home.)
Second, it’s important to consider how much electricity your home uses.
A standard home with a 100-watt light bulb should use no more than 1,500 watts of electricity, according to an analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards” published by the National Academy of Sciences.
In addition, you can’t use any more than 2,500 kilowatts per square foot of space for a home with 4,000 or more square feet.
A home with 6,000 to 8,000square feet of floor area should use at least 5,000 kilowatt-hours per square-foot of space.
Third, the EPA says you can use more than 10,000 gallons of water for a single pump, and it doesn’t count water used to maintain your home’s plumbing.
The bottom line: Make sure you know what you’re getting into before you make the decision to install a centrifugate.