Green Solutions

With energy bills sky-rocketing, Thermotech, Inc. recognizes the need for customers to save money on heating and cooling their homes. That is why we offer a large spectrum of products to help make your home more energy-efficient overall. Here are some of the great ways you can save money with us:

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats help take the burden away from turning your thermostat up and down based upon temperature and time of day. They allow seemless comfort for you while you’re home and energy efficiency while you’re not.

For example, during cooling season, a programmable thermostat used in your home may be set to allow the temperature in the house to rise during the workday when no one will be at home. It may then be set to turn on the air conditioning before your arrival home, allowing the house to cool down while still having saved air conditioning energy during the peak outdoor temperatures. The reduced cooling required during the day also decreases the demands placed upon the electrical supply grid.

Conversely, during the heating season, the programmable thermostat may be set to allow the temperature in your house to drop when the house is unoccupied during the day and also at night after you have gone to bed, re-heating the house prior to you arriving home in the evening or waking up in the morning. Since most people sleep better when a room is cooler and the temperature difference between the interior and exterior of your house will be greatest on a cold winter night, this reduces energy losses.

Energy Economizers (Intellidyne)

Our exclusive line of Intellidyne heating and central air conditioning controls called “energy economizers” are proven to reduce your home’s energy consumption between 10 percent – we guarantee that, every time – and 30 percent. Not only do these type of controls reduce energy consumption, they lower your heating and cooling costs and help reduce pollution. By monitoring your system, the controls can shut your system off and cycle the compressors so that you are not using more energy than needed. Through better energy management, Intellidyne’s patented economizers also extend the lives of heating and cooling systems and reduce regular maintenance – all while providing optimal environmental comfort.

Intellidyne’s non-invasive energy economizers are easily installed by Thermotech’s Certified Intellidyne technicians.

Hybrid Systems

Like a hybrid car, a hybrid HVAC system can “choose” between two different energy sources to attain the highest efficiency. Depending on the demand for power, a hybrid vehicle (like the Toyota Prius or the Chevy Volt) “chooses” to run on battery power or power from a gasoline engine. With hybrid HVAC, the system’s computer selects either an electrically-powered heat pump or a furnace that burns natural gas, propane or fuel oil. Hybrid HVAC systems are sometimes referred to as “hybrid heating systems” because they provide the greatest energy savings during the heating season.

Here’s how the energy-saving technology works: When it’s chilly outside, heating is provided by an air-source heat pump that consumes electricity. The heat pump uses a refrigerant compound to “pump” heat from outside to inside. But when it gets really cold outside (below freezing), an air-source heat pump can no longer work efficiently. That’s when the fossil fuel furnace takes over. Circuitry in the HVAC control module tells the system when to switch from heat pump to furnace heating. During the summer, the heat pump’s cycle is reversed so that the heat pump can provide air conditioning.

Solar Water Heating

Solar water heaters — also called solar domestic hot water systems — can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They can be used in any climate, and the fuel they use — sunshine — is free. They work by using solar collectors and storage tanks. Different types are used for different climates. We have the right ones for your home in this freezing to hot and humid Pennsylvania climate!

Interested in learning more about the MANY green solutions Thermotech, Inc. can offer your business? Call us at 717.234.4500.