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Facility energy costs are going through the roof. Although some oil and gas pricing fluctuations do occur, businesses continue to find their utility cost line items for electricity, heating, and cooling moving in constantly upward curves.
With AirMotion HVLS fans, immediate cost savings can be achieved. Quick payback of installed costs, along with annual savings to generate high return on investment (ROI) and significant Net Present Value (NPV) over the initial cost, make good sense and cents.
Not installing AirMotion HVLS fans has a much greater cost. Here are some good examples -
Savings from Heat De-stratification
In a typical 100,000 sq ft distribution center near Boston with a 30 ft ceiling height, one can expect a payback period of less than a year on five AirMotion HVLS fans with standard installation costs (more fans may be necessary if the prime objective is cooling, fewer are needed for heat destratification alone).
In this example, heating degree-days are estimated to be 5,630 such that natural gas is estimated to cost $158,000 annually (higher for other fuel sources). It is also estimated that there is at least a 15°F difference in temperature between floor and ceiling (more of a heat strata difference is often encountered).
Air mixing by AirMotion HVLS fans creates a uniform temperature that reduces the frequency of heater cycles and cuts heat lost by infiltration through the roof and save 20% to 37.5% in heating costs. Even more savings are possible - it is estimated that there is an additional 10% in realizable savings from heat de-stratification for every 10 ft of additional height, and for every 5 additional degrees of temperature difference.
Using only 20% as an estimate for this example, there is nearly $32,000 in annual savings that can be realized. The annual ROI would be over 100%. The NPV (Net Present Value) of the savings over a 10 year period at 6% on such an investment (assuming no further increases in energy costs, which is unlikely, and little or no maintenance or component replacement, which is a realistic expectation) would be about $210,000. That means, a company would be wasting $210,000 over 10 years by not making the $27,500 investment in AirMotion HVLS fans today.
Savings as an alternative to air conditioning
The same 100,000 sq ft distribution center in Oklahoma City is estimated to require 200 tons of air conditioning at an installed cost of approximately $300,000. The annual maintenance would be estimated to be about $7,000 and the annual operating costs would be estimated to be $24,000.
Compare the above to the estimated installed cost of about $55,000 for 10 AirMotion HVLS fans having an operating cost during the cooling season of about $3,000. AirMotion HVLS fans would be over $240,000 less expensive to install and $27,000 cheaper to run every year.
Contact us to learn how you can realize significant energy savings, quick payback, high ROI, and significant NPV with a simple investment in AirMotion Next Generation HVLS Fans.