Technical Corner: Putting more Money into Your Pocket

These days balancing one’s finances is an ongoing job. There are “hidden” expenses we all have that follow the “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” rule.

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These days balancing one’s finances is an ongoing job. There are “hidden” expenses we all have that follow the “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” rule.

A major one for buildings is power loss – up to 20% of what gets spent for energy is literally wasted. Why?

All occupied buildings today have heat, ventilating, and air conditioning. Most, if not all, have maintenance. Techniques used by service workers are not well known, and if you are like me, there are many things one does not necessarily want to know. In general, it appears best to out source the job of maintenance, or have a designated person on the maintenance staff to do the work.

It has been shown by ASHRAE, and is intuitive, that dirty cooling and heating coils dramatically influence how effective the HVAC system is in heating or cooling. In fact, there can be a 20% loss of efficiency with fouled coils. Since the HVAC system accounts for 50% of a buildings energy consumption, at least 10% of the monthly power bill can be avoided.

This amounts to several thousands of dollars per year in most buildings.

Research and development at CRT has addressed this important issue to reduce both financial expenditures and service work. Get in touch with us – more information is just a phone call or email away.

1 comments on “Technical Corner: Putting more Money into Your Pocket”

  1. And yet so many systems are ignored becoming money hogs. Its interesting to me that owners opt to purchase newer, more efficient systems and but don’t opt for the maintenance budget so they stay efficient.
    We would all run screaming from most buildings if we only knew.
    If walls and duct work were transparent or if it were required that each quarter the HVAC cleanliness score had to be posted in public places it would be a different matter.

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