Residential Comfort cooling and heating systems are a major market segment for IceCOLD®.
IceCOLD® is proven to reduce the energy consumption by 18-28% in all types of residential HVAC systems.
Green Ice Technology has a nationwide network of trained and certified IceCOLD® HVAC technicians and Service companies who specialize in residential installations. IceCOLD® is installed with no disruption to the operation of the system.
Heat pumps played a major role in the development of IceCOLD® from the very beginning of the research and development of the product. When IceCOLD® was first developed the average KWH rate in the United States was $0.065 versed against today’s average KWH price of $0.125. Heat pumps were used as the model because they are operated year round and the use of IceCOLD® in the systems resulted in a “payback” in less than 12 months. The original testing of IceCOLD® was to develop a product that produced KWH savings in both the heating and cooling cycles of the system.
Air-to-Air Heat Pumps:
Air-to-air systems utilize a system of coils both inside and outside of the home to deliver cooling in summer and heat in the winter by reversing the system. In the winter months these systems rely on ancillary heating systems to supplement the heating capacity when ambient temperatures fall to 35°-40°. The units are equipped with either furnaces using natural gas, fuel oil, propane or electrical resistance heating strips.
IceCOLD® allows the system to operate economically in ambient temperatures as low as 20° F, without the need of ancillary heating system. In some areas of the United States, the use of IceCOLD® in heat pumps reduces the need for additional heating by as much as 90%. This results in a substantial savings in the winter heating months.
Geo-Source Heat Pumps:
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal systems are “the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning systems available today”. IceCOLD® will improve the efficiency of a Geo-Source heat by 22-30% in the heat cycle and 19%-24% in the cooling cycle.
Split systems are the most widely used residential system, where the compressor and evaporator coils are outside and the cooling coil is inside. The refrigerant is delivered to the air handler by insulated lines between the compressor and the air handler.
One of the major benefits of IceCOLD® in HVAC systems is the increase in SEER rating. IceCOLD® was installed in a new Lennox 14 SEER rated system at the same time the system was installed at the facility. IceCOLD® increased the efficiency of the system by 24% which resulted in an increase in the SEER to 16.5. Cost difference between a 14 SEER and 16.5 SEER rating averages $2,300.00. The application of IceCOLD® was less than $400.00 saving the homeowner +/- $1,900.00 to provide the same Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating.
IceCOLD® Works in PTAC Units:
Most PTACs are heat pumps. PTACs are generally used in studio apartments and hotels.
Updated on 2016-07-31T15:21:06+00:00, by .