Recovery Act - Web-Based, Plug & Play, Wireless Remote Monitoring, Diagnostic and System Health Prediction System for Residential AC and Heat Pump Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,656.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
02-10ER85666
Award Id:
99563
Agency Tracking Number:
92134
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
05 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Robert Scaringe
Dr.
(321) 631-3550
rps@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
Dr.
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In a typical residential home (or small commercial building), one of the largest sources of energy consumption is the Air Conditioning or heat pump system (AC). If the AC is operating with degraded efficiency, a homeowner may be unaware of the equipment problem because the house is still cool (AC running continuously to keep up). Such an equipment problem might result in a costly complete system failure, and the degraded operation will result in increased energy consumption (wasted energy), excessive operation of the system (shortened life), and a failure to cool living spaces adequately on the next hot day. AC units that

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