Poster Title

Easy Level

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Secondary School

Institution

Project Lead The Way - Kentucky

KY House District #

24

KY Senate District #

14

Abstract

In a year approximately 105,000 Air Conditioning Heat Pump units are put in in the United States, and there are 4 Heat Pump Risers for every Heat Pump Unit. The unit must be off the ground to let water drain out through the bottom of it during winter when it goes into defrost and it needs to set level, so traditionally you would have to level the ground for a pad to set on. This effects the HVAC business when they put in new Heat Pumps anywhere they are placing them, which could be somewhere with the same climate as the United States or hotter. They also say it is a problem for time and effort in leveling the ground and installing the heat pump riser which normally takes 45-60 minutes if done neat and correctly, which our product takes this step out by allowing us to adjust the product, by the threads we have put on our version of the heat pump riser, instead of the ground also decreasing time to install to 3-5 minutes. The product is made to with stand the weight of any small business or residentially used heat pump unit. Also this can be used to level other units than just a Heat Pump. We want to increase job efficiency to make the total cost lower by cutting down on labor cost.

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In a year approximately 105,000 Air Conditioning Heat Pump units are put in in the United States, and there are 4 Heat Pump Risers for every Heat Pump Unit. The unit must be off the ground to let water drain out through the bottom of it during winter when it goes into defrost and it needs to set level, so traditionally you would have to level the ground for a pad to set on. This effects the HVAC business when they put in new Heat Pumps anywhere they are placing them, which could be somewhere with the same climate as the United States or hotter. They also say it is a problem for time and effort in leveling the ground and installing the heat pump riser which normally takes 45-60 minutes if done neat and correctly, which our product takes this step out by allowing us to adjust the product, by the threads we have put on our version of the heat pump riser, instead of the ground also decreasing time to install to 3-5 minutes. The product is made to with stand the weight of any small business or residentially used heat pump unit. Also this can be used to level other units than just a Heat Pump. We want to increase job efficiency to make the total cost lower by cutting down on labor cost.