HBX Control Systems are designed, engineered and manufactured in Canada to accommodate a wide range of hydronic heating and cooling needs commonly found in today's residential, commercial and industrial design applications. HBX are an innovative, forward thinking company that can adapt quickly in an ever changing industry. The complete line of HBX products allows for a range of application types including mixing, staging, solar systems, geothermal systems and snowmelt applications.
HBX Control Systems was formed by Curtis Bennett and Tom Hermann in 2002, and began in mechanical rooms all over Alberta testing the first control, the CPU-1000. After developing and testing the concept and functionality, HBX launched the control in 2005. Soon after, HBX started working on the ECO-1000 geothermal control which was released in 2007, and they quickly moved into snow melt products in 2008 with the development of the SNO-0110 optical snow melt sensor.
Meeting with great success, HBX launched their THM thermostats and expanded the product line with the 500 series controls. HBX recently launched the 0550 controls, and have been evolving ever since. With the addition of the wireless outdoor sensor and the upcoming Wi-Fi Zoning System in early 2015, we are continuing the growth one control at a time.
Wireless controls can be used to link many devices found in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications. Wireless technology offers convenience and allows end users to have system information at their fingertips. HBX wireless controls are powered by the ThermoLinx™ Hydronic Network. This revolutionary technology will improve system performance and significantly simplify installation on the field which will save money on projects.
The earth's temperature a few meters below the ground is relatively constant everywhere in North America while the air temperature can change from summer to winter extremes. Geothermal heat pumps combined with a dedicated geothermal control (ECO-1000) can tap into this natural heat source and provide a positive energy return to your residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Designing your hydronic heating system to function with multiple boiler stages by switching on/off multiple smaller capacity boilers will save money, energy, limit potential wear and tear and add a higher degree of comfort to your building.
Snow Melt Controls
A snowmelt system is used to remove snow and ice via embedded electric cables or hydronic tubing. Common areas for snowmelt systems are: driveways, walkways, parking areas, stairways, loading docks, and around car washes. A snowmelt system is usually installed during the original construction in concrete, asphalt, or under pavers. Most new snowmelt systems operate in conjunction with an automatic activation device that will trigger the system on when it senses precipitation and freezing temperatures. These types of devices ensure the system is only on during useful periods and reduces wasteful energy consumption.
A thermostat is the component of a control system which regulates the temperature of a system so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint temperature. The thermostat does this by switching heating or cooling devices on or off, or regulating the flow of a heat transfer fluid as needed, to maintain the correct temperature.
Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource in the world. Every day, more sunlight is available than the world can use for all of its energy needs. Collecting the sun's clean energy and transforming it into practical forms of heating is the focus of the rapidly growing solar energy industry. Optimizing the control strategy in a solar system is key for achieving optimum BTU return.