With businesses across the U.S. struggling to keep a lid on rising energy costs, the winter cold that has blanketed many regions has exacerbated the issue even more. Not only are companies dealing with record-breaking colds, but they are having to make sure their HVAC systems are up to standard at the same time – both of which cost money and place a burden on quarterly budgets.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute released its findings for total HVAC shipments to close out 2014 and found a year-to-date increase of more than 50 percent from 2013. Further, heating equipment jumped roughly 53.3 percent in December.
The numbers indicate the demand for new HVAC equipment and how much external conditions such as cold temperatures and harsh winter elements impact the need for optimized parts. In addition, with the economy expanding in recent months, businesses may have more room in their budgets to upgrade to new HVAC equipment.
Preventing drastic fluctuations in electricity costs
Large facilities like refineries, wastewater treatment plants and health centers have a much harder time reining in electricity consumption due to the sheer size of the buildings. Also, many of these commercial and industrial facilities require strict temperature controls to keep operations underway at all times. In winter, heating these buildings is a particular struggle if HVAC units are not properly maintained.
However, it’s not just heating equipment that needs to be emphasized, as cooling and refrigeration units can also be negatively impacted by the cold. For instance, if there is a leak in the HVAC coils or a fractured blade on a fan, then it’s difficult to keep pressure levels from getting out of control. As a result, if the high- and low-end pressure do not stay within optimal ranges, HVAC units can freeze and create ice blockages. These effects will disable the essential functions of cooling equipment which are vital to data centers and food storage.
Even when minor faults are found inside of HVAC coils, the impact can be immediate, as facilities will be unable to maintain temperature levels and utility costs will soar. The key to preventing these dual problems is to find HVAC inefficiencies quickly and upgrade to new coils.
Many HVAC failures can be traced back to coil leaks or the damaging effects of corrosion. As such, it’s important that damaged coils are removed and custom HVAC coils are installed. Once the replacement coils are retrofitted into the unit, HVAC systems are more capable of functioning normally, which includes keeping pressure and temperature levels in working order.
Furthermore, companies will also see a difference in air quality and the overall performance of the unit itself because the new coils essentially revitalize the system. This upgrade can reduce electricity consumption and winter energy costs.
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