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BECOME A WISER ENERGY MISER!
CERTs and EnergyMisers, LLC VendingMiser and SnackMiser Bulk-Buy Program
What is the
CERTs
VendingMiser
Bulk Buy
Program?
CERTs has teamed up
with EnergyMisers, LLC
to offer a special low
price on
VendingMisers, an
energy and cost saving
device.
In 2011, EnergyMisers,
LLC is offering a
special, low, bulk rate
for all contracts
statewide.
Sign up with CERTs to
purchase a number of
VendingMisers at a
discounted price!
To sign up, visit the
CERTs VendingMiser
Campaign webpage
or email Michelle at
vendingmiser@
cleanenergyresource
teams.org
In addition, your utility
may offer a $50-75
rebate for each unit
purchased (check for
your utility here).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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If the VendingMiser turns my machines off, won’t my drinks get warm? How does it work?
Should I start with just a few VendingMisers and see how they work?
I have drink machines adjacent to one another. Do I need sensors for all my machines?
How do you install a VendingMiser or SnackMiser?
I have drink machines outside, and other types of vending machines, too. Will this
VendingMiser program cover those, too?
Will my vending machine company let me do this?
If the VendingMiser turns my machines off, won’t my drinks get warm?
How does it work?
The VendingMiser is equipped with an occupancy sensor and a temperature monitor. Together,
these components work to lower energy consumption while ensuring that the products stay
cold and the machine lights stay on when occupants are in the surrounding area. When the
surrounding area is unoccupied for 15 minutes, the VendingMiser will place the machine into an
energy saving mode for 1-3 hours. This mode allows the compressor to run at a slightly less
frequent but regular cycle, keeping drinks cold, but saving you energy. The VendingMiser will
turn on the machine and its lights when someone enters the area. The VendingMiser ensures
that the compressor runs only as necessary to keep products cold. This process reduces the
number of compressor cycles, reducing maintenance costs, and extending the life of the
vending machine.
Should I start with just a few VendingMisers and SnackMisers and see
how they work?
The energy savings from VendingMisers and SnackMisers have been tested and verified across
the country. As such, CERTs recommends that you take advantage of this bulk-buy opportunity
and purchase VendingMisers for all your machines. If you would like copies of additional studies
(beyond those included on our campaign page at http://miser.mncerts.org) please contact
CERTs directly. We are happy to provide you with additional detail and documentation.
I have drink and snack machines adjacent to one another. Do I need
sensors (VM 170/150 or SM 170/150) for all my machines?
No. When machines are close together, you only need a single sensor. EnergyMisers LLC
suggests using a sensor on one machine (e.g. your drink vending machine), and connecting the
other drink vending machines and snack machines to that sensor using a repeater cable (VM
171 or SM 171) (essentially a telephone cord). This setup allows the machines to work together
and staggers turn-on times to prevent circuit overloads.
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The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) connect you and your community members with
resources to identify and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
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How do you install a VendingMiser or SnackMiser? How do you install the repeater cables?
The VendingMiser (VM 170) and SnackMiser (SM 170) are very easy to install.
1) Adhere the VendingMiser/SnackMiser (VM 170/SM 170) to the back of the vending machine with adhesive and
Velcro, included with your VendingMiser/SnackMiser.
2) Plug the vending machine power cord into the Miser (a cord with an outlet is attached to each Miser).
3) Plug the VendingMiser’s/SnackMiser’s power cord into the wall outlet.
4) If you are installing a second VendingMiser/SnackMiser (VM 171 or SM 171) with a repeater cable:
a. Adhere the VendingMiser/SnackMiser (VM 171/SM 171) to the adjacent machine(s).
b. Plug the repeater cables into the primary VendingMiser/SnackMiser (VM 170/SM170).
The VendingMisers/SnackMisers should begin operating immediately. The most difficult part of installation is moving
the machine out from the wall to access the back, but the average person should be able to move the machine just
enough to get behind it. Most have said it takes less than 3 minutes to install a VendingMiser. For full instructions, see
“VM170 and VM171 Installation Instructions” or “SM170 and SM171 Installation Instructions” on the campaign webpage
at http://miser.mncerts.org.
I have drink machines outside, and other types of vending machines, too. Will this
VendingMiser program cover those, too?
EnergyMisers, LLC sells numerous types of VendingMisers for any type of machine. CERTs VendingMiser Bulk-Buy
Program encourages you to visit with with EnergyMisers, LLC about your other machines. It might be a very laborefficient choice to install VendingMisers on all vending machines at this time.
I lease my vending machine. Will my vending machine company let me do this?
Yes, they should. The VendingMiser is an external device, which does not tamper with the vending machine equipment.
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have approved the application of VendingMisers on their machines. It may be important,
however, to notify delivery staff or post information signs about VendingMisers so they are not mistakenly removed or
tampered with. (CERTs has designed signs for this purpose on our campaign page at http://miser.mncerts.org) Keep in
mind that you’re the one paying your energy bills and should be free to make choices that are more cost efficient.
Contact Us
For additional questions regarding the bulk-buy program and signing up, please contact Michelle at CERTs:
vendingmiser@cleanenergyresourceteams.org.
For questions about EnergyMisers, LLC or the USA Technologies VendingMiser, you may contact Bill Bieganek with EnergyMisers, LLC
at bill@energymisers.biz.
This is an official CERTified Campaign. To see more campaigns, visit www.act.mncerts.org.
The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) connect you and your community members with
resources to identify and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
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