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TIME TO ACT: Save 20% or more on HVAC. It’s important now more than ever for a sustainable future!
Optimizing PTAC units with a “smart” device is a fast, easy, and cost-effective way to achieve Residential HVAC Energy Savings. A Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner is a type of self-contained heating and air conditioning system commonly found in: Hotels, Motels, Senior Housing Facilities, Hospitals, Condominiums, Apartment Buildings, and Add-on Rooms & Sunrooms.
Business owners and homeowners face increasing challenges with energy costs to save energy and money in Maryland. PTAC Energy Saver offers an Adaptive Climate Controller (ACC). It is a proven HVAC energy saving device that quickly installs on PTAC units. There are many companies that claim to produce energy savings, but the ACC device is multi-panted and proven over many years. Plus, it has extensive validation tests by organizations such as:
- ConEdison, Manhattan Plaza New York City
- Environmental Test Laboratory, Ohio
- EME Consulting Engineers (Third Party), Sponsored by NYSERDA, New York
- State University of New York, Oneonta, NY
- Tim Garrison (Third Party Testing)
- McQuay Cooling Tests
- Purdue University Tests (Phoenix)
- ConEdison Tests by ERS
Typically, when an HVAC system turns off, shortly after, the blower fan motor turns off. The ACC reprograms the blower fan not to shut off but to throttle back the rpm airflow to an exceptionally low speed, quiescent level airflow or “idle speed”. This allows for a gentle but continuous air movement into the building that helps keep equilibrium of climate conditions in the occupied space and saved energy.
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Here is an example of some Residential HVAC Energy Saving info for Maryland:
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Two research teams from the University of Maryland are launching new federally-funded research projects designed to create personal technologies for keeping individuals comfortably cool or warm, while shrinking the energy needs of the buildings they occupy.
The UMD projects, which will receive combined funding of more than $5 million, are two of 11 projects supported through a new $30 million Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program entitled DELTA, or Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities. The program supports research to develop technologies that can regulate temperatures of building occupants, rather than of the overall building, dramatically reducing the building’s energy consumption and associated emissions.
“Maryland leads the nation in energy research and innovation,” said Sen. Mikulski, “These are smart investments in the most innovative early stage research that leads to new ideas, new products and new jobs. I’m so proud of the Maryland researchers leading the way in technologies that will make our nation safer and our economy stronger.”
The Meta-Cooling Textile project, led by Department of Chemistry Associate Professor YuHuang Wang with co-principal investigators (Co-PI) Associate Professor Bao Yang (Mechanical Engineering), Associate Professor Min Ouyang (Physics) and Assistant Professor Liangbing Hu(Materials Science and Engineering), will develop a thermally-responsive fabric that extends the skin’s thermoregulation ability to maintain comfort in hotter or cooler office settings.
"The majority of human body heat transfers to the environment in the form thermal radiation. Clothes made from this material will have different thermal transmittance properties in response to room temperature," said Yang. "So, if the room is too hot, the fabric will cool the wearer by letting more heat out. This technology will be used for materials in everyday use.”
To provide cooling in hotter surroundings, the fabric's meta-fiber will increase its infrared emissivity and shrink to open pores in the fabric to increase ventilation. In cooler conditions, these effects reverse to increase the garment’s ability to insulate the wearer. The added bidirectional regulation capacity will expand the thermal comfort range, thereby lowering the heating and cooling requirements for buildings.