Homeowners and business owners are always looking for new and inventive ways to reduce energy costs, especially in this day and age of “going green” that so many of us want to achieve. One way that both households and companies have been doing this is with the use of an HVAC economizer, which has proven to be highly effective in lowering energy usage and saving money.
How the Unit Functions
The operation of an HVAC economizer is quite simple, for the most part. It works by pulling in outdoor air and bringing it inside to help maintain a building’s comfort level. What this effectively does is give your air conditioning system a rest by doing all of the work, but without sacrificing comfort. This is typically known as “free cooling” as it uses only a fraction of the energy that your primary system would and bypasses mechanical cooling entirely.
Different Models Available
Although the above summary of how an economizer functions is correct, different models vary on a few separate details. This often relates to how the system knows when to take over, such as the sensor involved with a dry bulb economizer, among other slight differences. An advanced economizer model, for instance, can differ due to the use of an indoor multi-stage thermostat that helps maintain the best possible temperature balance.
Amount You Will Save
The amount you’ll save from the use of an HVAC economizer will vary depending on an area’s individual cooling needs, the size of the building, and other factors, but these devices can assist you with reducing mechanical cooling as much as 75 percent. As an added bonus, it will help you extend the lifespan of your air conditioning equipment because it won’t be used as often.
An HVAC economizer is a great way to reduce energy usage and save on your monthly utility bills. For more expert advice on this or any other home comfort or commercial subject, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been serving the needs of Monmouth & Ocean Counties with honesty and integrity since 1948.