Proper maintenance of HVAC air handlers helps the CFO or finance head, as well as occupants. Saving money every month by getting the same amount of cooling for less money makes sense. Certainly, if another provider of electricity came by the office and offered a 10% discount on electricity purchased by them, any owner would jump on the opportunity.
The reason why maintaining coils properly isn’t done is only because management does not realize the extent of funds they are currently wasting by cutting back on man-power for coil cleaning. If it appears that it is too time-consuming, then other more technological methods developed over the past decade need to be looked at.
In our previous blog, we talked about how biofilms form on surfaces. Biofilms are interesting, mostly because they seldom are noticed and the average person is just unaware of them.
Indeed, they form on almost all surfaces and are not unique to HVAC interiors.
HVAC interiors offer something that most surfaces don’t see however, and that is a temperature controlled environment with moisture, darkness, and a constant supply of nutrients from small particles in the air being pushed across the coils in amounts of millions of cubic feet each day.
We explained how technical studies by ASHRAE show coils within one year of cleaning are responsible for up to 20% or more increased energy costs than newly cleaned coils. Since the HVAC energy use accounts for over 50% of a typical buildings electrical expenditures, having clean coils would make for a much better bottom line in terms of energy usage.
But coil cleaning to remove the physical buildup of dirt and other contaminants may not make sense if manpower is on short supply, and it isn’t worth it, even with spending more energy dollars, to clean the coils often. But there is a solution.
As most of you know, Controlled Release Technologies spends tens of thousands each year on research and development. Since our founding in 1986 we have brought out more than a dozen innovative products that the marketplace had no access to prior to our development. A major accomplishment was our development of First Strike MicroCoat ®.
First Strike MicroCoat ® keeps coils continuously clean for a year or more at a time without maintenance intervention or cleaning. It was, and is today, a major breakthrough in technology. We developed this product to handle concerns by many of our customers over odor control, and especially wasted energy they saw by using dirty insulated coils.
Another of your advantages with tis product is it is water-based and free of noxious petroleum products. This makes it more environmentally se to use while at the same time being significantly more cost effective by removing extra labor for cleaning while decreasing your monthly energy bill.
Please do not hesitate to leave your comments or testimonials below.
Lynn Burkhart is the founder and president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. More information about the company, and its products, can be found at http://www.cleanac.com and by calling (800) 766-9057.
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