Air handling units (AHUs) are an excellent way of ensuring a good indoor climate in buildings. The importance of air handling unit refurbishment should not be underestimated because in many cases, refurbishing an older AHU can be just as beneficial as buying one brand new, but can save you money in the short term.
It’s often assumed that once the performance of an existing air handling unit starts to deteriorate, the only option is to get a replacement unit. Choosing your new air handling unit (AHU) isn’t always easy, with many things to consider including lead time on new units, energy efficiency and changes in ducting and installation time when it comes to selecting the right one. If you’re torn between which AHU to buy and are considering whether AHU refurbishment might be the better choice for you, read on.
Here are some ways in which an air handling unit refurbishment can prove beneficial.
It’s more cost effective in the short term
As a rule of thumb, the cost of refurbishing an AHU is usually around 35-50% of the cost of buying a brand new model (this is before the cost of removal and installation is included). It is significantly quicker to source new components compared to building a new AHU and easier to fit these replacements saving time and money.
There’s less disruption and more flexibility
The time taken to refurbish an AHU can be designed to fit around your requirements. At Envirotec, we know that different businesses operate at different times. For some the disruption of removing and reinstalling AHU equipment may not be an issue, but for others, it can have a big impact. With the right supplier and installer, an air handling refurb gives you the flexibility for work to be carried out at your convenience.
Improving instead of replacing
Whether it’s adding a cooling coil or upgrading the performance of a fan, there’s a lot that can be done to increase the efficiency of an existing AHU. Increased efficiency means that your running costs can be reduced by an even greater margin, and the amount you’ll save by not purchasing a brand new unit will only make things more cost effective.
If you’re still not sure about your options when it comes to air handling unit refurbishment and want to speak to experts in the field, why not contact Envirotec today on 01494 525342? We know the market inside out and can use this expertise to advise our customers on the best courses of action when it comes to buying and installing our AHU equipment.