Outfitting a commercial HVAC system with updated coils will not only improve air quality, but also lower your company’s total expenses. In fact, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data suggests that commercial buildings unnecessarily use 30 percent of the energy they consume, according to Honeywell. Additionally, for many businesses, energy consumption is one of the largest operating costs for the building itself.
For a company that has large inventories in warehouses or operates within an expansive industrial plant, energy consumption can be especially exacerbated to account for the sheer size of the building. Further, with production floors home to potentially hundreds or thousands of workers and heavy equipment relying on supplies of electricity to manufacture products and services, the importance of cost savings can not be understated.
Even minute adjustments can impact the overall expenses of an industrial firm. Honeywell indicates that for every 50,000 square feet of commercial space, $25,000 can be saved per year by implementing more efficient energy standards. With many companies using workspaces that are even larger, the chance for increased savings is vast.
One way to reduce overall operating costs is to improve the HVAC system by which a building is supported. Replacing the total system could mean tens of thousands of dollars in maintenance and repair costs to remove old equipment and install new pipes, vents and airflow quality controls. Clean air inside an industrial building is not only vital to overall production rates but to the legality of the operation itself, due to federal safety standards. While regulators focus on reducing emissions from plants, many buildings actually have poorer air quality indoors than outside.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note “In addition to providing acceptable thermal conditions and ventilation air, a properly adjusted and balanced [HVAC] system can also reduce operating costs and increase equipment life.”
Simply replacing the HVAC coils can be the quickest and most effective way to better provide ventilation while making your larger unit more cost-efficient. Evaporator and water coils fall victim to moisture, condensation, debris, bacteria, buildup and a host of other contaminants that are the results of a malfunctioning unit. Because a system is operating under subpar conditions, the unit has to work harder just to produce the same amount of cooling or heating. This added stress demands more electricity, which will drive up the cost of ventilating a building. Replace the coils themselves to help avoid rising expenses so that your company can work within a maximized capacity.
Rahn Industries is a leading provider of durable HVAC coils.