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AC Energy Saver

Ecotherm

| | Aug 15, 2010 | 12:54 pm
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Terming it an extensively tested revolutionary energy-saving device that has a patented design, and is claimed to save 35% to 50% energy on any window air conditioner or split unit, Ecotherm has launched the new AC Energy Saver in the second quarter of this year. According to Ecotherm, the product comes with a two-year warranty and a return of investment period of eight to 12 months.

Ecotherm explains that energy wastage occurs, because most air conditioning systems are sized to deliver cooling under demanding situations. Consequently, air conditioners are built with a lot of excess capacity most of the time. This leads to a lot of energy being wasted, when not put to optimum use. Ecotherm claims that this is the reason AC Energy Saver has been found to save more energy in cooler months, though it still saves significant amount of energy even in the hotter months.

Ecotherm claims that the AC Energy Saver works by reducing the amount of time the air conditioning compressor is running to the optimum level, while ensuring that the selected temperature is accurately maintained. This is done by using specially designed artificial intelligence. It, therefore, not only provides comfort and saves energy but also solves common problems like dripping and icing up, adds Ecotherm.

Ecotherm lists the following product features and advantages:

  • It works in conjunction with an air conditioning unit’s existing temperature and thermostat and ensures that the cold air supply is sufficient to deliver the right amount of cooling.
  • It reduces the amount of time the air conditioning compressor is running to the optimum level, while ensuring that the selected temperature is accurately maintained.
  • It constantly adjusts according to changing weather conditions and other variables.
  • It works with most air conditioning systems, and can be easily installed on standard split and window units.
  • Models are available for units of any size, although specialist advice is needed from Ecotherm’s technical consultants for air-handling units and other large or complex systems.

Ecotherm adds that a project was undertaken to calculate return of investment (ROI) of AC Energy Saver at the Abu Dhabi Police Facilities Management, in July, with positive results. Energy saving per month was calculated to be 918.00 kWh. The ROI period was 2.22 months, the minimum life expectancy of the device was seven years and the cost saving within the life expectancy period was a minimum of Dh20,820.24.


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