Feedback on the The Mister Beta Units
"I have been in the A/C supply business for over 40 years so I've seen a lot of products hit the market... The Mister really works! I saved 28% on my first bill and my Mister paid for itself in half of the first season."
"The first day after I installed The Mister I felt it. WOW, what a difference! My system is outdated and doesn't keep up in the summer... but with The Mister, it got 6 degrees cooler in our home than the previous summer day."
"I use my Nest thermostat which gives me the usage of my units daily. My two A/C units run an average of 5 hours less a day! This product definitely works!"
- Computer Optimized Performance - The Mister runs automatically only as needed
- Mobile App - Track savings and control The Mister directly from your phone
- Advanced Features - Solar panel, WiFi, water treatment, & more...
- Easy Installation - Anyone can install The Mister in a few minutes
- Green Tax Credit - Our solar panel saves you more than just batteries
Our control unit is programmed to only mist in the appropriate conditions. It also uses local climate metrics to refine The Mister's operation, maximizing power savings!
Three criteria must be met in order for The Mister to operate.
- The outdoor temperature must be above the preset threshold
- The sound from the fan must be detected
- The electromagnetic field generated by the compressor must be sensed
The Mister conserves power by only reading sound and EMF when the temperature threshold has been met. The default setting is 80 deg F, but the threshold can be customized to your preference. International users can also toggle between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.
The Mister App
Connectivity is about more than just knowing if your A/C is running. Now with WiFi, The Mister gives you valuable insight about power consumption and savings. Just enter your electricity rate and A/C unit type and you'll be able to see reports for any period of time you wish.
The diagram below outlines some of the many features The Mister offers.
While we are very excited about all our new features, we paid just as much attention to the integrity of The Mister. All our components are made of the finest materials and because quality control is our highest priority, The Mister is assembled in our own facility in Houston, TX.
The Mister comes pre-assembled and easily installs in three simple steps.
1. Mount the control unit using the integrated bracket.
2. Hang the spray bars using the clips included.
3. Connect the hose to the water supply.
You'll be back inside playing with the app in less than 10 minutes.
To make pre-assembly possible, we redesigned the spray bars to contain extra tubing inside them. Just engage the push-to-connect fitting adjust the tube lengths to the size of your unit.
30% Green Tax Credit
Due to the solar panel integrated into The Mister, your friends in Washington are now pitching in to cover 30% of your investment. We'll include IRS Tax Form 5695 for your convenience. At tax time, simply fill it out and submit it with the tax credit certificate we supply. Consult your tax adviser.
With Kickstarter pricing and the 30% tax credit, your new cost will be less than half the retail price.
Our campaign ends on December 14th, so your pledge will be processed in 2014.
How we got here
Here's a glimpse of the work we've put in over the last few years to get to this point.
Where we are now
We have been working for almost six months on our new design. We have completed the electronics design and have now moved on to the control unit housing. Incorporating a solar cell has opened many doors, but it has also meant we must modify our existing molds.
On the software side, we've finished the blueprint and art for the mobile app and we're diving into code.
Here's a timeline of what we'll be working on.
We love Kickstarter, and our team is very excited to launch our product through this amazing community.
We are working hard to make The Mister the best it can be. We'd be grateful if you would help us spread the word.
Risks and challenges
We have been working on this product for a long time and most of our technology has been field tested for years.The only "wild cards" were the new solar panel and WiFi module, however, we are confident we have selected the appropriate components.
Depending on the size of our production run, there could be lead times for some of the components we use. Should any hiccups arise, we will certainly update our backers. With that said, we feel confident in our timeline and, as good engineers, we have a factor of safety built in.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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