Energy Efficient Solutions
West Air is dedicated to identifying energy solutions in industrial facilities, commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential complexes in Canada.
We identify a way to lower facility operating costs by reducing energy consumption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving indoor comfort.
We offer a full range of services including energy appraisals, specification development, and inspections of competed work.
Improperly insulated piping or ductwork will release transferred heat into the atmosphere and not transfer all heated services where it is required
Poorly insulated or uninsulated hot water pipes or heating pipes passing through untreated spaces such as drop ceilings will transmit much of their heat into the dead air space between the ceiling and the floor above. This will reduce the temperature of the water once it reaches the faucet.
Causing the heating system to work longer to achieve the desired end results. Properly insulating the piping will ensure that very little heat is lost during the transfer from source to desired outlet. This will reduce the systems energy demand required to create the delivered heat. water
The longer equipment operates to generate and transfer treated water or air within a building, energy costs will escalate accordingly.
Properly insulating mechanical systems make sound economic sense
Typical payback is less then two years
Steam systems - payback is less than one year.
Energy savings achieved by properly insulating or upgrading a mechanical system can reach as much as 20 percent per year
There are very few investments that can show this type of return
The cost of replacing or upgrading existing mechanical systems can be recovered in less then 18 months
The longer in-service hours and increased equipment cycling will cause more stress on the moving equipment than it is designed for. This additional stress could cause an increase in equipment maintenance and possibly lead to replacing equipment sooner than anticipated
An improperly insulated cooling system will consume more energy if the treated cool air or water is not efficiently transferred within the building
Mold has the potential to grow where ever moisture exists. An improperly insulated and finished cooling system will condensate whenever and wherever ambient air meets ambient air.
Industrial plants have far greater energy challenges to deal with Manufacturing facilities require mechanical insulation for a number of reasons
Process temperature control
Reduce energy consumption
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Reduce operating costs
The biggest challenge is understanding where the inefficiencies within the mechanical system exist, what types of solutions are available to improve the energy efficiency, and who will ensure the work is done correctly with the proper materials
We can perform the energy appraisal using certified Energy appraisers we can provide the scope of the work, develop a complete tender ready specification for each project, and we can provide certified insulation inspectors to ensure the project is done in complete accordance to the specifications.
For a free consultation and review of how our services can benefit your facility, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email. We welcome the opportunity to help you lower your operating costs.
Make your building comfortable and a healthy place to work or live.
Let our Energy Appraisers show you how you can significantly reduce your facility’s energy costs
Our appraisers use sophisticated software
They will document your actual BTU loses, translate those loses into dollars and calculate your green house emission levels.
They can project the total potential energy savings/ emissions reductions with an upgrade to your insulation
You will receive a customized report containing an analysis of all the data gathered
The report is designed to help you make informed business decisions regarding insulation that can have significant payback for the life of your facility. Insulation systems provide an excellent return on investment and quick payback through cost savings
The assessment addressed is mechanically based on the potential for energy savings.
Overall, approximately 3,500 items were identified in the 56 mechanical room visited
The estimated energy savings were approximately 6 billion BTU’s per year. The resulting overall payback period was 4.1 years, with an annualized rate of return of 24%
The energy savings averages 4.6 KBTU/SF/ YR, while energy costs savings averaged $0.043/SF
A new hospital elected to eliminate the mechanical insulation received a credit of around $75,000 from the contractor
With over 15,000 LF of pipe uninsulated the excess cost to the owner rover 20 years would be over $740,000.00 in 2013.