Contaminants can reduce the viability of a corporate HVAC system, and having regular cleanings performed by a professional HVAC technician can greatly reduce your energy costs. The financial pains which come with operating a business with a dirty air conditioner or clogged ventilation equipment can end up being much greater than a repair technician’s fees. Let’s review some of the issues involved with proper HVAC system maintenance and illustrate the importance of maintaining clean coils within the system.
The air conditioning and refrigeration coils at any facility will be matched with the BTUH cooling requirements of the building. This technology is crafted to give optimum heat transference for the site. What facilities managers must keep in mind is that even given the efficiency of this technology, a significant part of energy efficiency is contingent on retaining clean coil surfaces. The air moving across the surfaces of a HVAC system’s coils can contain dirt, grease, pollen, moisture, and other airborne contaminants. These materials can collect on the system’s evaporator coils and reduce heat transfer, hurting the system and reducing temperature control.
These dirty coils not only physically harm an HVAC system, but also increase power costs. When coils become coated with grime or mold, they cannot operate at maximum efficiency. Reducing the operational potential of HVAC design handicaps the system altogether. It increases discharge pressure which also increases the amount of power needed to run at a standard level, driving up the power bill and reducing capacity. According to a study by Contracting Business, dirty coils can lead to equipment using 30% more energy over time than a HVAC system with clean coils. Complete technical failure in these systems eliminates heating and cooling, and that eliminates customer comfort. In order to keep a commercial facility comfortable, adding consistent coil cleaning (or replacement) to the building preventative maintenance schedule is vital.
Regular coil cleaning and preventative maintenance carried out by an expert HVAC technician can provide a business with extensive benefits. These include energy savings, peak efficiency, longer lifespan for equipment, and an improvement in indoor air quality. Also, there is the value of energy conservation. The benefits of the energy savings and benefits to customer comfort are a boon, and reducing the overall energy consumption on-site creates a positive impact on the environment.
Contacting a facilities maintenance company about cleaning or upgrading an HVAC system is one of the simplest ways to save on energy costs. Advancements in modern “green” technology allow these technicians to apply eco-friendly coil cleaners, ensuring the highest level of performance. Remember, unclean air within a facility can create a friendly environment for growth of mold and bacteria. Repairing technology which improves indoor air quality is a practice which creates substantial, tangible benefits for a corporate facility.
Contact the Cherry Logistics team today for information on how to improve and upgrade the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.