VirtualZone is a combination of distributed wireless devices that allows users the benefit of room by room temperature control. SmartStuff, Inc. is looking to raise $350,000 to bring this cost efficient zone temperature control system to market.
Matawan, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/17/2014 -- Households around the world end up spending almost 50% of their energy cost on heating and cooling. Traditional methods of heating and cooling are not only expensive, but also inefficient and uncomfortable at times. Many homeowners are not even aware of the fact that a significant part of their heating cooling costs is spent on heating or cooling spaces that are empty or unused. The unique design of VirtualZone® solves this problem by maximizing energy conservation and consumer comfort.
Most of the traditional zoning systems have a thermostat installed in an ineffective location. As a result, some of the rooms get overheated, and the others become overcooled. Overriding the temperature setting doesn’t solve the problem because it results in excessive heating or cooling all the rooms even when just one room is occupied.
VirtualZone® looks to solve all these problems by converting the physical HVAC zone into different virtual zones or intelligent sub zones. A series of smart sensing devices are distributed throughout the physical zone or the desired temperature controlled zones. Each of these devices is then paired with an airflow management device. This all new approach not only cuts heating and cooling cost by 28%, but also increases user comfort significantly.
VirtualZone® comprises of several efficient components that communicate with each other utilizing Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology.
- SmartController™: A wall mounted device that controls the HVAC system and replaces the existing thermostat.
- SmartSensor™: A portable device that contains a temperature and a humidity sensor along with an integrated occupancy motion detector.
- SmartDamper™: Automatically prevents or allows airflow through the duct work as per commands received from the SmartSensor™.
- SmartRegister™: Depending on commands received from the SmartSensor™, this plug-n-play device automatically prevents or allows airflow through the register.
SmartStuff, Inc. is looking to raise $350,000 via Kickstarter to cover the expenses for FCC compliance testing, inventory, increase their engineering and sales staff, and enhance their product offerings. Most importantly, successful finding of this campaign will allow people the privilege to purchase this system at a deeply discounted price over a period of 45 days.
This fundraising campaign will end on Thursday, December 25, 2014.
To find out more about the campaign, please visit http://kck.st/1GPTq4C.
The official website of SmartStuff, Inc. is http://www.smartstff.com/
VirtualZone® is an intelligent climate control system consisting of an array of SmartSensor™ devices, SmartDamper™, and/or SmartRegister™ vents coordinated by an Intelligent Zone Controller. It converts a traditional heating/cooling zone into up to four separate intelligent "sub-zones" to provide unprecedented room-by-room climate control, energy efficiency, and occupant comfort.