What is Climate Right?
Climate Right is a portable, electrical, outdoor enclosure air conditioner, heater and humidity control system all in one. There are two (2) models, but both operate on the same general principals. Climate Right is designed to be connected to outdoor enclosures with a two-hose air intake/outflow accessory kit (included). Simply set the unit outside an outdoor small enclosed structure, install the 2 hoses into the structure using our simple Accessory Kit, turn on, set it to your desired heat or cool mode and temperature, and enjoy!
Is the CR-2500 2011 model still available?
No. It will be replaced with the next generation 2012 unit. The new model number is CR-2550. This model will be available for purchase in May 2012. Major improvements have been made including a new commercial grade compressor anchoring system, thicker casing, remote control for digital control settings, a new state of the art "outdoor tough" thermostat and control panel, and dozens of internal improvements which will increase the efficiency and long lasting enjoyment of ClimateRight.
Is the CR-7000 2011-2012 model still available?
Yes. Our expert engineer and licensed HVAC product consulting company has upgraded all CR-7000 models for commercial grade outdoor usage.
What types of enclosures does Climate Right work with?
It depends on the CUBIC FOOTAGE of your enclosure:
CR-2500: Any outdoor enclosure 5-350 cubic feet like pet houses, small sheds, tear drop trailers, toll booths, tents, or any small outdoor installations or enclosures.
CR-7000: Any outdoor installations or enclosures 350-1,200 cubic feet such as sheds, garages, job site trailers, outdoor recreation or work spaces, etc. This unit is also ideal to spot cool or heat economically and effectively.
What is the difference between CR-2500 and CR-7000?
The main difference is the btu power. CR-2500 is rated for small enclosures 5-350 cubic feet. CR-7000 is rated for enclosures 350-1,200 cubic feet. Multiply the approximate L' x W' x H' of your enclosed space and then select the proper model based on this. Be sure not to assume bigger is better! Performance and satisfaction depends on selecting the proper unit for the size of the space. The CR-7000 compressor blows at a rate of 260. The CR-2500 compressor blows at a rate of 90.
How Do I Install Climate Right?
Using our Accessory Kit. It is a 2-Hose System for air intake and air outflow (See "Figure 1 Climate Right Cooling/Heating Process"). We include an Assembly Kit for pet houses, or many outdoor enclosures. Note that the Assembly Kit is designed to work on most wooden pet houses. The air intake/outflow system depends on having an inlet hole and outlet hole that fits the coupler/hose system. Your application may not be a wood pet house. In this case, you will need to seek professional installation advice and possible special tools and fittings to optimize your application for the unit since the current models use a standard Accessory Kit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Climate Right can be used in a wide variety of applications, with varying degrees of beginning ambient temperature, enclosure sizes, insulation, humidity, etc. Therefore, the intent of the unit is to improve the conditions generally. In all cases, the climate will markedly improve. However, we cannot guarantee or warrant your space will heat or cool to the exact set temperature.
Can I leave Climate Right OUTDOORS?
Yes. The electrical work is enclosed and safe from the elements. The unit is specially designed to operate outdoors in the elements.
Can I use Climate Right INDOORS?
Not recommended. We do not recommend you set the Climate inside your structure. We recommend it sits outside and the 2-hose air intake/outflow kit (included) is used. At the current time we cannot warrant ClimateRight for indoor usage since a custom venting system for heat to escape using cooling mode must be constructed and installed. Consult your local HVAC company or qualified carpenter with knowledge of HVAC systems if you choose to do this.
What are the dimensions (diameters) of the hoses?
CR-2500 is 3.15 inches. CR-7000 is 4.7 inches. These hoses are sold separately as Accessories.
How Does Climate Right actually heat and cool?
There are two ports located on the front of the unit. On port #1, air is drawn into and sent to the inside of the unit where it is either heated or cooled. Then the air is forced by fan back out port #2, into the structure to be climate controlled. No heating elements or cooling elements (evaporator) are exposed to the outside. Both elements are contained within sealed cases located on the inside of the unit. This unit is not set up like a space heater and will not pose any sort of fire hazard if tipped over. (See "Figure 1 Climate Right Cooling/Heating Process").
What is the temperature range for heating and cooling?
Climate Right can be set to heat or cool from 61-87 degrees Fahrenheit. Climate Right can be set to heat mode, or cool mode. Or, set it to adjust between heating and cooling mode automatically to keep the temperature and climate constant. Acclimatized temperatures vary depending on ambient air temperature and size of enclosure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Let Climate Right run for about 48 hours continuously for peak performance. Do not expect Climate Right to work in minutes, or even a few hours. It may take this amount of time to optimize your climate.
Can Climate Right be left on continuously?
Yes. You can use Climate Right continuously to help maintain temperature and humidity, or "spot" heat or cool while within an enclosure for shorter periods.
How Much Power Does Climate Right Consume?
ClimateRight is considered very energy efficient and inexpensive to operate. The power consumption is as follows. Usually, it costs less than /day depending on the price of electricity from your power supplier.
CR-2500 = .2 kw/H.
CR-7000 = .5kw/H
What comes included with Climate Right?
At the current time, the unit comes with a kit that contains two hoses, one hole saw, two couplers, four clamps, one mesh filer for return hose, and eight screws (optimal for dog and cat house cut out and assembly). Instructions and Warranty are also enclosed in the box. This kit can be used for any other wooden structure like an outdoor shed.
List of parts included in kit: 1. 2 Hoses 2. 4 Clamps 3. 8 Screws 4. Mesh Filter for return hose 5. Hole Saw 6. 2 Couplers 7. Warranty card 8. Instruction Manual
Why is Climate Right better for small spaces?
The CR-2500 unit runs with a smaller compressor than almost all bigger units on the market, and thus is not "overkill" with too much cold or too much hot. It optimizes the small climate space, with the bonus of very little energy consumption. The CR-7000 is a bit more capacity (btu) and blow force. Carefully select the unit based on size of enclosure (see What Types of Enclosures Work with Climate Right).
Who makes Climate Right?
We manufacture in a state of the art manufacturing facility in China specializing in OEM electronic heating and cooling products, supplying both small and very large corporations. We use only first quality components such as Toshiba and Hitachi compressors, and brass piping.
Is Climate Right safe?
Yes. The unit is CE certified and meets all regulatory standards of the United States.
How much energy does Climate Right use?
See specifications. This unit is considered a very low energy consumption electronic device.
Is there a Warranty?
Yes. It is included in the box, and posted on this product's page.
How long does it take to ship?
Orders are normally shipped within two business days of receipt via either Fed-Ex or UPS ground. Expedited shipping will cost more, you must contact Tacom or your authorized dealer.
Where can Climate Right be used?
The possibilities are nearly endless: outdoor dog and cat houses, tents, attics, small work spaces like job site trailers, garden sheds, garage work areas, tear drop trailers, boat cabins, temporary outdoor small military installations, toll booths, parking attendant houses, to name a few. Share with us your ideas!
Besides heating and cooling, does Climate Right improve air quality?
Yes. The unit dehumidifies and cleans the air naturally. Filtration devices provide active control of air quality and help to eliminate airborne contaminants. ClimateRight filters are sold separately as Accessories.
How does the thermostat work?
A digital control panel with multiple setting options. See Assembly and Instruction Manual.
Troubleshooting?
Consult the Assembly and Instruction Manual.
How long should the Climate Right last?
The unit is rated for NEMA R-12 insulated enclosure. The unit should last years under normal operating conditions.
Is Climate Right Safe for Pets?
Yes. Note that a suitable ideal temperature for pets in the outside cold winter is 38-55 degrees. In the heat of summer, a range of about 68-80 degrees is considered acceptable.
What is the Average Time to Failure?
5 years based on continual usage within a range of tested values. Average lifespan can increase greatly with proper care and maintenance.