Destructive heat and noise, also known as harmonics, are the alternating currents (AC) of unusable electricity.

These frequencies of harmonics add stress and wear on every device on your electrical system, and are a by-product when non-linear loads are connected to an electric system.

All electrical systems have them and they don’t go away over time — they only get worse.

These cause a myriad of problems such as heat buildup in computer and devices, or wear and tear on HVAC systems causing more frequent breakdowns, higher maintenance costs and shortened lifespans for your equipment.

Tune® mitigates harmonics.

Once installed by a qualified electrician, your Tune® device will dampen and mitigate these harmful waves at their source. Tune® is compact, uses zero electricity, and is tested, proven, and validated across hundreds of installations.

What are the causes of harmonics?

There are three types of electrical loads common in both homes and businesses, and all three load types play a role in creating harmonics.

Resistive loads

Resistive loads are linear loads, which are a constant flow with slight to no fluctuation like with classic incandescent lightbulbs. This would cause the lowest amount of harmonics due to the lower pull of kW power which uses most of the power it draws.

Inductive loads

Inductive loads are fixed-speed loads, such as industrial and manufacturing applications with drive motors and pumps. These will have a heavier load on startup but will taper to a fixed speed. Harmonics in this case will cause excessive heat causing wear and damage.

Capacitive loads

Capacitive loads are non-linear loads and are a large part of our lives at home and work. They also create the most harmonics. LED lighting, computer equipment and routers, HVAC systems and many more are capacitive loads. These devices and equipment run constantly, and while they manage their own energy consumption, they have a relentless draw that fluctuates with both intentional and unintentional use.