Advantages of Air Handling Unit (AHU) Refurbishment Compared to Replacement:
Even if a building owner has done a good job maintaining their air handling unit, there comes a time when it needs to be replaced or completely refurbished. It is at this point, when the unit has begun to perform poorly and deteriorate that maintenance costs begin to increase.
Old units also use more energy. Casing leakage alone can be as high as 10-15%. Inefficient constant volume fans, corroded coils and failing components add to the energy cost.
Where refurbishment is feasible, this may be chosen as an option to replacement. With refurbishment there is a significant cost savings.
Refurbishing existing units and extending their useful life is great sustainable solution.
Building owners want as little disruption and downtime as possible when dealing with air handling units. Downtime costs money, so a solution that will save money in the short and long term is essential.
By refurbishing an existing unit most of the services to that unit can remain intact. Duct work, piping and electrical service costs are significantly reduced.
If it is feasible, replacing exiting centrifugal fans with energy efficient plug fans will show significant savings on running costs.
Contact Metainy Air Conditioning Ltd in Maidenhead 0162 856 9380 or Glasgow 0141 227 3937 for more information.