Frequently Asked Questions
The number of filters required for the average home (1100 - 1800 sq ft) is about 15-20. The average home has one computer, 1-2 regular (not plasma or LCD) TV sets, few dimmer switches (which put a lot of resistance on the circuits), and little halogen lighting. As there are so many variables in the amount of dirty electricity in the home, each home is different, that's why you need to use the Microsurge meter to install the filters properly.
To help you estimate the number of filters your home might need, please follow these guidelines:
- In homes larger than the average home (1100 - 1800 sq ft), add 6 filters for each additional 1000 sq ft
- For each additional computer, add 2 filters
- For plasma TV sets, add 3 filters
- For each set of halogen lights, add 1 filter to your total
What are GS Filters for?
GS Filters remove or reduce high-frequency pollutants (dirty electricity) from the electrical wiring in your home or business.
How can I tell if I need GS Filters?
If you and your neighbors have electronic equipment connected to electric outlets you need GS Filters. The Microsurge meter can be used as an aid in determining exactly how many filters you may need.
How many GS Filters do I need?
It usually takes 12 to 20 filters to effectively "clean up" the average home. Homes with more electronic equipment (i.e. computers, printers, fax machines, televisions) may require more filters.
What is a safe reading on the GS Microsurge meter?
Under 50 GS units is safe, under 25 is optimal. View our filter installation instructions for more information.
What is the lifespan of GS Filters?
GS Filters are not like oil filters that fill up with use. They are an electronic component, and should last a lifetime. The filters and meters are warranted for a full one-year.
Do I need an electrician to install GS Filters?
No. GS Filters are designed so that anyone can properly install them. Simply plug the filters into an electrical outlet or power strip.
How do I install GS Filters in my home?
Go to Product Installation instructions for more information.
I plugged in a GS Filter and there was a spark. Is this normal?
Yes, it is normal for the filters to spark when being plugged in. This will not hurt you, your electronic equipment, or the filters. The filters are UL approved as safe for sale in the US and Canada
I plugged in a GS Filter and it started humming. Should it do this?
No. When a GS Filter is humming, it is overloaded. To resolve this problem, simply plug in more filters. Remember, it takes an average of 20 filters to clean up a home. One or two filters cannot do the work of twenty.
How can I tell if a GS Filter is working?
The only way to tell if a GS Filter is working is with the use of an oscilloscope or specially designed Microsurge meter. However, many people claim they can tell the filters are working because they start to feel better.