Load Controllers perform peak shaving. In other words, it will not allow the home to go above a specific demand threshold. So if appliances want to turn on, it will not allow them to if it means your demand will rise above the set threshold. Demand automation is smarter than that. The Better Box knows that your utility looks at average demand and not peak demand. So with real-time demand response the Better Box prioritizes and juggles your appliances allowing them to still peak above and below your Demand Level. With the Better Box, your appliances can run more often without creating a high average demand. This improves home comfort and saves you money at the same time.