HVAC Energy Use
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, and hot water generation account for nearly 20% of the total energy consumed each year. ThermoLift is able to use energy to pump renewable heat from the outside environment, substantially improving system efficiency and reducing energy consumption between 30-50%.
The production of electricity, as well as emissions derived from heating equipment, contribute to the emission of Green House Gases (CO2, NOx, etc.), unburned hydrocarbons, and small particulate matter. ThermoLift has calculated an estimated annual reduction of CO2 emissions of at least 3 tons (35%) per home when comparing our expected efficiency to state-of-the-art equipment.
Presently, the cooling market is dominated by compressor-based air-conditioning systems that use refrigerants, which are known to be 3,830 times more potent than CO2 as a Green House Gas. ThermoLift’s thermally driven cycle will eliminate the use of ozone-depleting refrigerants (HCFC’s) commonly used.
As a heating system, the ThermoLift system will reduce NOx/CO/HnCm emissions and will eliminate small particles emitted into the atmosphere. This will be achieved through the integration of Prof. Hofbauer’s innovative MatriX burner system, which received the European Innovative Achievement award for ultra-low emissions.