Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will be exhibiting its new energy recovery products at this year’s AHR Expo, booth number 5695, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. ACT has formed a new design and production team to launch a series of Energy Recovery/Dehumidification systems that utilize highly efficient passive heat pipe technology. The initial product offering features both the ACT-HP-WA Wrap-Around unit for dehumidification/free reheat applications and the ACT-HP-ERS heat exchanger systems for energy recovery in numerous air exchange applications.
ACT energy recovery systems can be installed in new or existing air handlers. Systems are designed to optimize an air conditioner’s ability to perform latent and sensible cooling. Dedicated Outside Air Systems can take major advantage of this technology as the system passively pre-cools incoming airstreams. The enhanced performance often allows for smaller compressor systems and/or enhanced dehumidification with free reheat. Typical installations, can expect to save thousands of dollars on annual operating costs and can realize payback periods of 1 to 2 years, depending upon size,
Asked why ACT has decided to create this new product area: “Rising fuel and energy costs are driving building owners to investigate all avenues of energy savings. Wrap-Around heat pipes meet this challenge with relatively short payback periods. Additionally there are many “Green Building” incentives” reports ACT Mark Stevens, Business Development Manager.