Q. We are considering mounting UVC lights in one of our air handling units. How much energy do these type of bulbs use? Is it cost effective to use them?
Yes it is. In commercial, industrial or institutional buildings, a UVC installation offers a quick payback. Our customers that use UVC lights swear by them. A typical installation can pay for itself in less than two years and save thousands of dollars thereafter. This is possible because the devices continually clean coils, drain pans, plenums and ducts. Energy savings and coil cleaning maintenance savings are the biggest cost benefits with UVC. A typical bulb uses energy equivalent to a 75 watt light bulb. Pennies a day in cost compared to dollars of savings.
Key Benefits of Using UVC lights on coils:
Energy Savings: Lowers energy costs by improving HVAC system heat transfer and increasing net cooling capacity.
Maintenance Savings: Continuously cleans coils, drain pans plenums and ducts, reducing or eliminating manual cleaning and the use of harmful chemicals.
Water Conservation: Reclaiming clean condensate for tower makeup, irrigation or gray water flushing reduces water and waste water costs.
Extended food shelf life: Reduces food spoilage
Rapid Return on Investment: Offers a return on investment in less than 2 years.
LEED Contribution: UVC may contribute to LEED points in one or more areas.
UVC Emitters are manufactured the US by Steril-Aire.
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