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Air Flow Control 101

Air Flow Control



There are many factors that go into the energy consumption of buildings. Take for example indoor spaces that demand a lot of extra airflow – think research labs, wet chemistry labs, and hospital operating and procedure rooms – the excess energy costs can quickly add up.

Breaking it down, the current price to move one cubic foot per minute (CFM) of air in a 100 percent exhaust system runs approximately $5 to $8 annually, and that’s depending on the region of the country.  Wasting just 10,000 CFM can mean as much as $80,000 plus utility costs.

That’s why it’s important to invest in the correct control system specific to the building taking account for all the factors such as; outdoor climate, the foundation of the building, the building technology, the builds energy technology, the operation and maintenance of the building, the quality of the interior room and the use of the building.  By choosing the most efficient airflow control system for your facility, your payback period will be shorter and you’ll maintain those savings for the life of the system.

Here are a few ways you can create efficiencies for your Winnipeg buildings. Continue reading

The Economizer… What is it exactly?

Economizers primarily save on cooling costs.  It operates by shutting down the systems compressor and pulling cooler air from outside and reducing the load on the mechanical cooling system.

As part of the HVAC control system, an economizer is designed to save energy, typically reducing overall cooling energy consumption by twenty to thirty percent.

Here’s how an economizer works. Continue reading

Is my Winnipeg building too old for control systems?




Technology is moving at lightening fast speed so how does one know if their Winnipeg building is too old for control systems? Continue reading