'Dramatic' savings from AHU refurbs

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Published: 27 August 2019


Engineering company ECEX has published a guide to air handling unit (AHU) refurbishment.

Managing director John Grenville said: "Conventional wisdom dictates that air handling units (AHUs) should be replaced every 10 to 15 years, depending on use and maintenance over that time. There is, however, a potentially far more cost-effective way to proceed than replacement - refurbishment and/or upgrade.
"One of the best routes to sustainable development in the HVAC sector is through retrofitting and refurbishment of heavy-use equipment like air handling units and condensers."

Ryan Hawken, ECEX contracts manager and AHU specialist, commented: “The savings associated with air handling unit refurbishment can be dramatic. For example, on a recent AHU upgrade project, we calculated that we could provide an estimated 22% – 33% energy saving simply by upgrading the fans.
 
“There were also additional savings as belts and pulleys would no longer need replacement, as well as much reduced maintenance time.”

www.ecex.co.uk