That’s the Way it’s Done

Modern whole-house, business and server room HVAC has evolved steadily in most developed countries over the past 80-years, the industry has not had to take many risks or been forced to innovate as it has grown from zero to a multi-billion dollar industry today. Like many other large industries that have been turned upside down after the introduction of new, disruptive technology, the HVAC industry is approaching that very crossroads.

It took years to persuade the HVAC industry to raise the minimum SEER baseline standard for air conditioning to its current level, it could have been raised more at the time because the technology existed but the industry got its way opting for as little change as possible instead of leading the way into extreme efficiency. Turns out the SEER efficiency update was the bare minimum and did nothing to address the energy loss occurring in the ducting in any meaningful way because that’s the way it’s done. Industry leaders were just busy keeping up with demand and consolidating.

So the industry and their regulatory counterparts combined to offer basically the same HVAC hardware with slightly greater efficiency and quite a bit more regulation, ( http://www.energy.ca.gov/2012publications/CEC-400-2012-004/CEC-400-2012-004-15DAY.pdf ) to effectively double and, at times, triple the average cost of installing a new “traditional” air conditioning system in an existing home or business. As a result the HVAC industry, in effect, left their collective fate to the market for lack of creative leadership and attempted to maintain the status quo. In doing so they have sown the seeds of their collective demise.

Enter the CX30 ductless heat pump that uses off-the-shelf PEX water lines to efficiently move around hot and cold water instead of refrigerant to multiple fan coil units throughout the home or business. The Chiltrix 2-Ton, (a 3-Ton is in the works) version of this super efficient mini-chiller that can accommodate up to seven cooling or heating, remote controlled, fan coil units or FCUs, ( http://d48.us/chiltrix-dc-inverter-heat-pump-chiller ). A lot of thought went into this air conditioning and heating system by the designers including a waste heat to hot water and ambient air to free server room cooling options, no handling of any refrigerant during install and the ability to interface with traditional FCUs and boiler/solar thermal systems. The CX30 system has the least power draw at start up with constant, on demand variable speed operation that enables the system to operate at extreme heating or cooling efficiency when drawing inverted power from a solar battery bank.

When you add all of these advances up you get a cooling and heating system that uses up to 85% less power than any comparable 2-Ton system. What’s even more inspiring is the CX30’s follow me, pinpoint comfort control that allows users to focus the majority of the climate control tonnage where it’s needed at that moment, (living areas during the day and sleeping areas during the night or pet area when at work or on vacation). One CX30 could easily replace a three to five ton ducted system under most conditions. The CX30 can be scaled up to 20-Tons of cooling; with waste heat to hot water options the system is perfect for hospitality, office and medical facilities use.

The right to sleep and work comfortably is universal. The CX30 system will save all users a massive amount of cost for energy and more importantly allow this right to migrate to a much wider portion of the global population. The CX30 is brought to you not by the complacent HVAC industry but by an outsider, ( www.chiltrix.com ) that has seized the opportunity provided by that industry’s very complacency. The CX30 changes everything about how climate control is delivered, changes how things are done in the HVAC industry, changes who is capable of installing a state-of-the-art cooling and heating system, changes how much, (or little) power is required per ton and most importantly, the CX30 improves the level of customer satisfaction and comfort an ever expanding pool of global consumers have grown to expect.