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Why Should I Care About EISA?

Why Should I Care About EISAThe EISA mandate to upgrade the efficiency of most electric motors will impact motor purchasers in a variety of ways:

  • Reduction in the availability of standard efficiency motors
  • Elimination of SKUs of non-compliant motors
  • Necessary upgrades to EISA-compliant motors
  • Adjustments will be required for your motor purchasing budget

The most immediate impact EISA will have on users like you is a reduction in standard efficiency motor availability and in product SKU numbers.

What does this mean to you?  Because of EISA, the next time you try to replace your motor, you may not be able to find a direct replacement if your old motor did not meet NEMA Premium efficiency standards.To deal with this, The Motor Specialist has created a Motor Upgrade Tool that will help you identify the right NEMA Premium efficiency motors to meet your performance needs.

Another reason to care about EISA is that it will impact your purchasing budget.  To perform on at a higher level of efficiency, more advanced materials are required to design and assemble NEMA Premium motors.   Those increased material costs, on average,  will result in a 15-30% higher purchasing price than standard efficiency motors.  For users of Subtype II motors that must now upgrade to EPAct efficiency standards, you’ll see an average of a 10% increase in purchase price.

So EISA is just here to break our budgets? No. The initial purchase price of a NEMA Premium motor is higher, but because of the improved efficiency, you’ll see impressive paybacks through energy cost savings.  Many users will achieve a complete ROI within a year and enjoy the energy cost savings throughout the lifecycle of the motor.


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