May 29, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Nothing says comfort like air conditioning in the summer. Now ICM is tweaking that temperature to keep the cool, create better breathing conditions, and save you some cash all at once.
The CC750 Comfort Control Center is an advanced motor speed control, which connects to your AC or heat pump. From there, it offers humidity control as well as reduced energy costs.
By creating drier conditions, homeowners can raise thermostat temperature without sweating up a storm. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, every two degrees you raise on your thermostat during the summer can save 5 to 7 percent on your summer cooling bill. The device can also save you a few bucks on your energy bill, by slowing down the fan motor speed as much as 75 percent.
With reduced blower speeds, the CC750 enables air to remain in contact with installed IAQ devices, helping these devices more effectively clean the air being breathed—which is huge for those with allergies and asthma.
ICM says that the stand-alone device will take an HVAC contractor 60 to 90 minutes to install, but it’s also available to the do-it-yourself crowd. MSRP range from $405.17 to $425.44.
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