Energy savings from cleaning air conditioning systems
Whilst there has been a general acceptance that uncleaned ventilation (air conditioning) systems can spread infections in the workplace, there has been virtually no understanding in this country that uncleaned systems can also cost more to run than cleaned systems. Things are rather different in the United States. There, building owners and managers are not only more aware of the need to keep workplace conditions healthy and as free as possible from the spread of airborne infections, but are also aware of the cost saving benefits to be gained by keeping coils, ducting and fans in good clean order.
With HVAC systems typically accounting for 70% of a buildings’ energy costs, any reduction in energy consumption by the air conditioning system will undoubtedly make a contribution to compliance with the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.