How To Test For Dirty Electricity: A Helpful Illustrative Guide

Protect Your Family From RF Radiation Cover

This article is part four in a four part series entitled “Protect From RF Radiation: A Helpful Illustrative Guide”. The purpose of this part of the guide is to teach you how to test each circuit in your home for Dirty Electricity.

The purpose of this overall guide is to teach you how to identify and correct every source of RF Radiation you and your family are being exposed to in your home. So the articles in this guide you are going to want to bookmark, and take your time going through them. If this is something that is important to you, then you will want to read each part carefully as well as watch each video. This is meant to be your guide as you go step by step through your home and identify and correct all of the radiation problems you have.

Within the four pages of this guide I take you room by room, with my video camera, through a real house and show you how to test for both RF Radiation and Dirty Electricity. And then I tell you exactly what I would do to solve each problem. You not only get to read about it but you get to watch me do the tests on video. If you go through your home as I do here, and make the needed corrections to lower your RF Radiation exposure down to safe levels throughout your house, your family will be healthier as a result. So I hope that you will use this guide so that it can benefit you.

This guide includes a 4 part series. Each part has its own chapter. You can get to each chapter by clicking on the corresponding link below:

  1. Electromagnetic Radiation Basics
  2. How To Use High Frequency Radiation Meters
  3. How To Test For RF Radiation
  4. How To Test For Dirty Electricity

How To Test For Dirty Electricity

Like was said earlier in this guide, the main cause of dirty electricity is electronic devices or appliances that convert AC electricity to DC. You will also naturally have some dirty electricity coming into your home from the power company. If your home has a smart meter on it, you will have much higher amounts of dirty electricity in all circuits of your home than you normally would otherwise.

The homes I have seen that have the highest amounts of dirty electricity are those with both a smart meter and a lot of smart devices and appliances throughout the house. Mitigation for a home like this will involve some tough decisions. If you value your health above all else, then you will most likely be deciding which smart items you can’t live without, and then adding filters to the problem circuits to bring the radiation down to safer levels. If you love your smart gadgets and decide to keep them, you will be buying and installing more filters.

Dangerous Dirty Electricity
Graham-Stetzer Microsurge Meter

So, using the Graham-Stetzer meter is very simple. All you do is go into each circuit in your home and plug the meter in to see what it reads. If your house runs about 1 circuit per room, then you will need to go into each room. If several rooms are on the same circuit, then you will want to go into at least one of them. If you have plugs from multiple circuits in a room, then you will need to test both circuits.

Rooms like bedrooms sometimes will have more than one on the same circuit. Larger rooms and rooms with lots of appliances like a kitchen, for example, may have multiple circuits.

With the Graham-Stetzer meter, your goal is to get each circuit to reading less than 50 on the meter. If the meter reads more than 50 first you look around the circuit to see if there is any appliance or smart device plugged into the circuit anywhere. If there is you want to unplug the device and test again to see what the reading is without the device or appliance plugged in. If the reading goes down without the device, then you know if it is all or part of the problem, depending on how much the reading goes down.

If you unplug all of the appliances and smart devices and your reading does not go down significantly, then you know that they were not the main problem. In this case, you may have an electrical issue on that circuit that is causing the problem. Another way to test for an electrical issue is to stick a Graham-Stetzer filter into the circuit that is reading extra high, and if the reading does not reduce significantly, you know you most likely have an electrical wiring problem of some kind.

For example, I have seen a case where a man had a reading of around 2,200 on his Graham-Stetzer meter in one circuit of his house. He stuck a Graham-Stetzer filter into an electrical outlet that was on that circuit, and the reading did not go down hardly at all. And he had no appliances plugged into that circuit that he could unplug. So he knew it had to be an electrical wiring issue.

He had his electrician come out and checked it. The electrician found some grounding that was not done on that circuit. When the ground problem was corrected, the dirty electricity was reduced down to just below 150 on the meter. From that point, we were able to solve the rest of the problem on that with a Graham-Stetzer filter.

I am not an electrician, but most good electricians should know what dirty electricity is and what to check for to correct it if it is a problem within the wiring. Having your meter handy while they are working will help their process out a lot. They won’t know how to correct the problem with filters or identifying problem devices. They will just know how to correct wiring issues.

So, from my experience in most homes, the problems can be solved merely by getting rid of or replacing an appliance or smart device, or by adding filters, depending on your preference. Normally you won’t need to hire an electrician. But sometimes in older homes, you might. Again, it is very important to have the Graham-Stetzer meter and some filters there to use when you have an electrician making corrections, so you can be sure he or she actually corrected the issue.

One last point regarding smart meters. Homes I have tested that have a smart meter on them, even if they have covered their smart meter with a smart meter guard, have a significantly higher amount of dirty electricity on all of their circuits. This is because the smart meter connects to every circuit. In homes I have tested with smart meters, the circuits in the house typically read around 180 to 350 or so on the Graham-Stetzer meter.

Circuits in homes I have tested that don’t have smart meters usually read less than 60 or, except the circuits with other smart appliances on them. So, if you can get the power company to replace the smart meter with an analog meter, that alone will eliminate a tremendous amount of dirty electricity in your home. I have also tested a home that did not have any smart appliances who still had circuits that read on the meter well above the safety level; well above 50 on the Graham-Stetzer meter. In the video portion of this instruction information, I actually show you how to test for each of these things, and what to look for.

Below is another quick example of me testing a circuit for Dirty Electricity in a room in my home.

The Final Result

When you are all done with this process, and you have gone through your whole house and corrected all of the radiation problems, and your new meter readings prove this, most people notice they just feel better and sleep better. It had been over a decade since my wife and I could remember having a dream at night. As soon as we solved all our radiation issues it was like we could not turn the dreams off!

Again, your goal is to get all of your electrical circuits to read below 50 on the Graham-Stetzer meter and in the 3 to 6 micro-watts per meter squared on the High-Frequency Analyzer.

This guide includes a 4 part series. Each part has its own chapter. You can get to each chapter by clicking on the corresponding links here: 1. Electromagnetic Radiation Basics, 2. How To Use High Frequency Radiation Meters, 3. How To Test For RF Radiation, 4. How To Test For Dirty Electricity.