Dettson Industries, a leading innovator of sustainable space conditioning solutions based in Quebec, Canada, wanted to lead the industry in the development of the next generation of HVAC technology and turned to IBACOS for help. Dettson had learned from its builder clients that there was a compelling need in the marketplace for heating and cooling systems that were much smaller, both in size and in capacity.
To help address this need, IBACOS employed the Innovation Pathway to help Dettson define, demonstrate, and deliver heating and cooling systems for low load homes. The initiative began by strategically thinking through Dettson’s technology and exploring options for improvement and advancement.
The project was not limited, however, to simply evaluating the performance of the HVAC unit itself. In order to comprehensively and effectively evaluate product performance, IBACOS conducted a thorough examination of the entire system, including the duct systems and the relationship of the duct systems to the units themselves. Dettson and IBACOS ran a yearlong test in IBACOS’ Pittsburgh Lab & Test Home, through a heating and cooling season, and used hundreds of sensors to measure temperature, humidity and overall performance throughout the house.
The process resulted in the development of a Dettson system for a low-load home including small diameter ducts.
More significantly though, this project help forge a long-term relationship between IBACOS and Dettson that remains focused on successfully delivering innovative thinking to the market.
“The comprehensive approach that IBACOS applied to this project was what allowed us to be an early innovator in this market space.”