Energy Efficiency

Update on R-22 Replacements

R-22 Replacements R22 Replacement – As we had previously reported, the price of R22 continues to rise. Since the start of the summer season, we’ve seen the wholesale price of R22 jump over 25%. If you have spent any time researching this subject on the internet, you’ve seen the numerous manufacturers of refrigerant who promise…

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Webster Bank Arena

Webster Arena HVAC Upgrades

At the Webster Bank Arena, Controlled Air, Inc. replaced two boilers which had a gross output of 4,334 MBH and an operating efficiency of 79% with two new high efficiency Sonic SC-4000 Patterson-Kelley boilers. The Sonic 4000 boiler has a gross output of 3,840 MBH and an AHRI thermal efficiency of 96.0%. Carrier’s Hourly Analysis Program (HAP)…

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings

Controlled Air, Inc, is an active member of CHP EPA Partnership. Each year we submit information about the CHP/Cogeneration project that we complete. In 2015 our six CHP projects have avoided emissions of an estimated 5,720 metric tons of carbon dioxide, compared to conventional energy sources. This includes 2015 avoided emissions of more than 1,490 metric tons,…

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University of Bridgeport, Bates Hall VRF System

We planned, designed, managed and installed one complete Lennox VRF system at Bates Hall, a historically recognized building on the campus of University of Bridgeport. This system was chosen due to the lack of space provided and the exceptional zoning capabilities it provides the customer. This system has the ability to heat and cool at the…

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Service Contracts & Summer Emergencies

When the heat of the summer is at full blast remember that service contract customers receive priority service over customers with no contract. If you do not have a service contract you will be added to a list and we will get to you as soon as possible. We would also like to remind you…

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Generators for Storm Season

The last few summers we have seen severe storms in the Northeast region. Tropical storms and hurricanes normally mean a good possibility of power outages. Controlled Air, Inc. can install stand-by generators or cogeneration systems that can also function as generators. Cogeneration works best in situations that require heat and hot water. We can also…

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Boiler Lite CPACE

We have talked about CPACE before, but there are some new aspects of CPACE that are of interest. CPACE not only can help fund larger million dollar projects, but can also help you upgrade and perform fuel switches on boilers. CPACE allows for no out of pocket expenses. They provide 100% financing. The main requirement…

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Quick Winter Tips

Taking care of these basic items can help save you money and energy. Clear off roof hatches of snow and ice. If hatches are not cleared and there is an emergency we will not be able to access the roof. Clear snow & ice away from heat pumps. Heat pumps can freeze, causing improper functioning. If…

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Efficient Building Controls

Building controls systems are one way to save money and energy on your building. If your system is not set up correctly you could lose energy and money. There are many reasons you system may not function optimally and we will discuss a few of them here. Staff It is important to make sure that…

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What is a Green Building?

How do we provide green building? Reduce energy consumption by: High Efficiency Lighting Energy Management Systems High Efficiency HVAC Envelope Improvements Cut carbon emissions by: Reducing Energy Sustainable & Renewable Energy Sustainable Construction Create healthy and comfortable workspaces with: Natural Lighting Proper Ventilation Low VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) Proper HVAC Control Green Cleaning Products Help…

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