Mistbox launches as a service on Kickstarter to cut AC usage by 30%

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Mistbox helps users save an average of 30% on cooling bills by pre-cooling intake air and boosting AC efficiency

HOUSTON, TX – June 15, 2017 – Mistbox, a connected energy-saving device for your air-conditioner, is launching their second version on Kickstarter today as a service to help lower your cooling bills. Mistbox attaches to your existing AC in minutes, and utilizes evaporative cooling to begin immediately optimizing your AC’s energy efficiency.

In an independent study conducted by Intertek, the global leader in consumer goods testing, Mistbox was tested on a new AC unit in varying climate conditions. The results showed Mistbox was able to increase AC efficiency by 20-38%.

The second generation of Mistbox will be available in August as a low-cost subscription-based service. Starting as low as $10, the subscription includes the hardware and replacement filters, which minimizes the upfront cost for homeowners, allowing them to see immediate savings. Mistbox offers payment options designed to be compatible with any household budget:

  • $10 monthly payment option
  • $99 pre-paid annual subscription
  • $399 purchase option plus $49 annual subscription covering filters and more

Subscriptions require a one-time activation fee, but Kickstarter backers will be able to take advantage of early bird savings and have the $39 activation fee waived.

Many connected devices, such as smart thermostats, only save energy when their owners are involved.  Mistbox however, uses its sensor array, climate information and a learning algorithm to manage itself, maximizing savings for your AC with no change whatsoever to your daily habits. The device connects to an outside water supply and sprays a fine mist of treated water to boost efficiency by pre-cooling the intake air of the condenser.  The company enlisted top water treatment experts to help develop their custom water treatment system, a vital component for the health of Mistbox and the AC unit_alike.

The eco-friendly product is powered by a specially designed wind turbine generator, allowing it to operate off the grid by using the exhaust air from the condenser fan for power.

“Most green technologies are inconvenient or require a large upfront investment requiring years for payback,” said Josh Teekell, CEO of Mistbox. “With Mistbox, we’ve created a way for the environmentally-conscious consumer to do their part with minimal effort and a lightning quick payback period, many times from the very first month.”

Mistbox is universally compatible with systems of all styles and sizes. The device connects using cellular network, so no clumsy WI-FI setup, and features a mobile app that provides energy consumption insights. Users can track their usage and pull real-time reporting straight from the app.

For more information on Mistbox and their Kickstarter click here.

About Mistbox

Mistbox empowers consumers to reduce their energy consumption. In 2013, Mistbox set out to make evaporative cooling technology approachable, and to create an affordable solution that is both safe and impactful for homeowners. The result is a connected device that delivers proven savings of 20-38% on AC costs, as verified by Intertek, the global leader in testing of consumer goods. Mistbox is currently available for pre-order at www.kickstarter.com. For more information about Mistbox, visit www.mistbox.com.