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Energy Efficiency: EcoCool

August 2014

Steven Kroedel is on a mission, and with everyone today seeking to save money and become more energy efficient, his Eco-Cool ecoLOGOHVAC Smart Chip is just the ticket. “I’m the only supplier in the state of Maryland, Delaware and D.C.,” he says. “The HVAC chip extends the run time so every dollar our customers spend is as economical as possible. We really want to take them into the future and to save them money.”

• Eco-Cool prides itself on integrity, honesty and safety
• The company recycles and revitalizes older equipment
• Smart Chip is energy efficient and cost effective
• Eco-Cool is the only Smart Chip supplier in Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
• Customer satisfaction is of primary importance

1200 Agora Drive
Bel Air, MD 21014

However, it was more than energy efficiency that motivated Kroedel to establish Bel Air-based Eco-Cool five years ago. “I was tired of seeing so much unethical behavior and thought that there had to be a better way to do business,” he notes. “I don’t just go out there and try to sell equipment. I’m always trying to look out for my clients, and this chip makes it possible to extend the run time so every dollar one pays to heat or cool a home or a business is used efficiently.”

EcoPhotoThe HVAC Smart Chip monitors how long the AC unit runs, then automatically programs the fan to continue running until all of the cold air left in the ducts has been delivered to the rooms, says Kroedel who has been using the chip for about 18 months. “Once the chip is installed, our customers do not know it is there, but they do call me and thank me for the energy savings,” he says. “The chip is guaranteed for five years, and I’ve never had one come back.”

In addition to the savings for residential customers, Eco-Cool and Kroedel’s staff of four are refrigeration specialists who handle commercial ice machines and meet the needs of the food service equipment of restaurants. “We have been able to take older vintage equipment and upgrade it to like-new standards,” he says. “The exterior will still have the vintage look, but the inside conforms to national food safety standards.”

When looking to the future, Kroedel hopes to grow and at the same time maintain the integrity of his company. “The safety of my employees and the quality of the work we do are of utmost importance,” he says. “And, of course, I want to make sure that all of my customers are completely satisfied and happy at the end of the day.” I95