The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has stated in recent research that you can save from 10 to 25% of the average operation cost for up to 15 years of service life on your air conditioning unit, or from 25 to 55% after 15 years of operation by maintaining coil cleanliness and efficient air cleaners. Cleaning makes good business sense, – preventing additional operations expense. But it’s [SD19]difficult to determine the cleanliness of a coil by simply looking at the surface. The surface could be bright and shiny, yet the inside may be solidly clogged.
And the cost of dirty coils reaches beyond energy cost. As dirt and grime collects on the condenser, it restricts heat transfer, causing the compressor to work harder. This adds more heat to the system, making the head pressure rise, resulting in a loss of cooling capacity up to 30%. If you have a 10-ton system, you would then only have 7 tons of cooling, which will be most noticeable on the hottest days when cooling is needed most. Can you imagine the complaints of building occupants? How much additional wear and tear on the system is created?
Using environmentally safe cleaners and low-pressure, high-volume cleaning methods, ACTS can help you:
- Stop the Spread of Contaminants
- Increase Airflow (CFM)
- Extend the System’s Life Span