Industrial HVAC Systems
Industrial HVAC: Opportunity for Utility Cost Savings
When people think about utility cost savings, LED lighting usually comes to mind first.
Yet industrial HVAC represents a far more sizable opportunity for energy savings than lighting. For more insights, read our article LED lighting is only the tip of your energy savings opportunity.
35% vs. 11%
HVAC accounts for more than 3X
the utility costs of lighting in the U.S.
(U.S. Department of Energy)
Rethink Industrial HVAC to Maximize Efficiency
Heating and AC units are often located high overhead in industrial spaces that can easily be 20 to 30 feet above the plant floor. The rule of thumb is that for every 10 foot drop required to reach the plant floor, there’s a 10° F drop off in temperature. That means you’re filling a lot of negative space with wasted energy. And pushing that air means even more energy to fans or blowers.
Wasmer engineers the right solutions to minimize HVAC energy requirements.
We study existing heating and cooling distribution methods and look for ways to put the heating and cooling where it’s needed. Ductwork that reaches the plant floor minimizes lost energy and the power required to distribute air where it’s needed.
More efficient ventilation cuts energy costs while making employees more productive.
You want to save money. But equally as important is the quality of your plant environment. The more comfortable you keep employees, the more alert and productive they are.
HVAC Can Help Safeguard Employee Health and Wellness
Properly engineered industrial HVAC systems can protect employees in two other important ways:
- Disinfect circulating air – there are several ways UV light can be incorporated into HVAC systems to help protect employees from viruses and other contagions. For more insights, download our white paper: COVID-19 Coronavirus & Infectious Disease Prevention.
- Eliminate potentially dangerous strobing issues – when big overhead fans are used to push climate controlled air down to the plant floor, the large blades can produce a strobing effect with overhead lighting. This effect can be very fatiguing and disorienting for plant floor personnel, creating potentially dangerous operating environments. By engineering more effective solutions, we can help you save energy while supporting improved employee safety and productivity.
Our comprehensive 6-step process facilitates timely, cost-effective HVAC implementation.
Don't have the time or internal resources to tackle industrial HVAC improvements? Our fact-based, systematic approach and turnkey project implementation streamline HVAC assessment, solution engineering and implementation.
Let us help you reduce utility bills and improve employee comfort, safety and productivity.
Energy Efficiency Consulting
Do you dread the thought of having multiple vendors audit your facility? Get everything you need to solicit apples-to-apples energy efficiency project bids with a single, comprehensive audit.
Our energy billing experts conduct a thorough analysis of your utility invoices to identify billing errors, and then work with your utility company to secure the refund that you are entitled to.