For many years, Control Tech’s “Comfort Consultants” relied on driving their personal vehicles for work. In June 2011, we decided to change this. We have added 4 Chevy Cruze’s to our line-up. We felt as though this would give our customers a better piece of mind when they opened their front door and were greeted by one of our Comfort Consultants; they were able to see a clearly marked Control Tech vehicle in the background. Much like the products we provide; these vehicles are fuel efficient and sleek. As always, we strive to be the best at what we do and we continue to improve ourselves every day.
It’s that time of year when we start getting calls about the home feeling clammy, yet the air conditioning is working fine. People start spening all kinds of money on portable dehumidifiers in the local big box stores. The problem is; they usually only take care of a small area or room in the home. What if you could dehumify your entire home for a fraction of the cost that it would cost to buy a bunch of portable dehumidifiers?
We provide several options for dehumidification; most of which can be installed directly into your duct system to dehumidify the entire home. Otherwise, some of the units can be used as a stand alone and remove up to 135 pints per day which is 50% more water per kilowatt hour than the leading portable dehumidifiers!
There are several ways to help dehumidify your home by simply installing the proper furnace and air conditioner when it comes time to replace them. The first item that will help reduce the humidity in your home is a variable speed blower on your new furnace. First off, when the fan runs at a lower speed, it has a better chance to pull moisture out of the air since it is moving the air at a slower speed. Plus, the longer the system runs, the more moisture is removed. Second, a variable speed blower only uses as much energy as a 75 watt light bulb to run, while a traditional “single speed” blower uses 700-750 watts to run; so there is huge energy savings! Lastly, with a variable speed blower, it does a better job of filtering the air since the particles are constantly moving at a slower speed the filter is able to catch more of the particles and dust; which can dramatically improve the indoor air quality in your home.
When you are looking at getting a new air conditioning system; consider what is called a “2-stage” air conditioner. It’s like having two systems in one! These air conditioners will run at 67% of it’s full capacity 80-85% of the time when you need cooling, but the temperature outside is moderate. Then, it can run at 100% of capacity on those “hottest” days of the year. The great thing is, when it runs in the lower stage; it only consumes 1400 watts of electricity. In comparison, it’s like running a hair dryer. When it has to run at 100% of capacity on those hot days; it consumes approximately 2200 watts of electricity. Keeping in mind, a typical “single-stage” air conditioner runs at approximately 2200 watts all the time.
The bottom line is, the slower we move the air, the better the dehumidification. Also, the more efficient your system is, the more money in your pocket!
Call Control Tech today with any questions or interest in a dehumidication system or a new high-efficiency heating and air conditioning system! 317-873-3737
Where would you keep your thermostat if the utility companies decided not to bill you this year?
If you are like me, you’d probably keep it a bit warmer over the winter and a bit cooler over the summer. You and your family might take longer showers. You might get a garage heater, or a snow melt system for the driveway and the porch. You might not be so concerned if the kids leave the lights on or come in and out the door all day.
Have you or anyone you know ever gone on a stay-cation lately due to high gas prices?
Energy cost can have a dramatic effect on our lifestyles and habits. That is one of the great hidden benefits of a high efficient comfort system. Geothermal & solar offer extreme reductions in the amout of energy it takes to heat and cool your home and provide hot water. So extreme in fact that you can change your habits and still see huge reductions in the monthly bills. For the more conventional person, gas furnaces come in efficiencies up to 98%. Compare that to the old 80% furnace in most peoples homes and you can keep it warmer and still save. Heat pumps and air conditioners are the exact same way. You and your family can be more comfortable and keep a bit of your hard earned dollars in your pocket instead of the utility company’s.
You can also make a difference to the planet. Installing a geothermal system in a 2,000 square foot home is the equivalent of planting about 20 trees per year; reducing your carbon footprint. You might not get a Nobel prize but I think we would all like to be good stewards of our Earth.
Many people will have to replace thier air conditioners this summer due to failure. That is an obvious opportunity to investigate a high efficient comfort system. I will be out there to replace your air conditioner and get you cool, but I will also want to tell you how much more comfortable you can be with a high efficient system. Even if your current system is not that old, you can see how much you’ll save with our new energy savinigs calculator below.