New compressor design said to cut energy usage up to 50 percent

NEWTON, Ala. — Ray McKenzie and Mac Chaney of Dothan and Madison, Alabama, have developed a new compressor that they claim has the potential to revolutionize the HVAC and refrigeration industries.

The unit is said to be up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional equipment, and is also small, lightweight, and quiet. In addition, the “advanced linear refrigerant compressor” has a variety of applications, including HVAC, heat pump water heaters, refrigerators, geothermal systems, window air conditioners, and food preservation coolers.

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