Mist Ecology Selects Paragon Innovations to Design Electronic Controller for New HVAC Product
Paragon begins development of the electronic controller unit for evaporative precooler system designed for residential AC units
PLANO, Texas — August 12, 2009 — Paragon Innovations, Inc., a leading provider of turn-key engineering and product development services, announced today the completion of its first contract with Mist Ecology™, a Texas-based company offering innovative and energy-saving products for commercial and residential HVAC customers.
The AC Spritzer™ precooler works on the principle of evaporative cooling to reduce the temperature at the condenser coil. Mist Ecology's patented precoolers evaporate a small amount of water, ranging from one to two gallons per hour per ton of cooling, into the condenser airflow.
Paragon designed the electronic controller that determines when the misting will occur: when the outside temperature is at or above a certain level for optimum savings and efficiency, and when the condensing unit is running. Dual options were built into the controller for determing when the unit is running. One method monitors the thermostat; the other uses temperature sensors to measure the rate of change of the temperature in the liquid suction lines of your condenser unit. This second feature makes installation by the homeowner quick and easy. When the sensors determine the need for misting, the controller opens the water control valve. The water begins to mist into the air surrounding your condenser unit, and the patented filters installed around the AC condenser unit keep minerals and other airborne debris off of your coils. The mist evaporates, cooling the air by 12 to 20 degrees. The compressor begins to work more efficiently and may also add 6% to 12% in cooling capacity and lower indoor temperatures in a typical home by 2.5 degrees while cutting peak electricity power.
"We selected Paragon Innovation as our design team because of the wealth of experience and knowledge they bring to the team." stated Tim Jensen, Vice President of Mist Ecology.
The AC Spritzer hit the market for residentiall users in the second quarter of 2009.
About Paragon Innovations
Paragon Innovations, Inc. is a leading engineering and product development services provider specializing in medical devices, video displays and portable wireless devices. Founded in 1990, Paragon has worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as startup ventures, to provide turn-key electrical, mechanical and industrial design engineering services from concept development to market launch. For more information, visit www.paragoninnovations.com.