Due to the concerns about global warming, all companies and even households are required to control and in many cases reduce their greenhouse emissions. Whilst these may initially make sense, reducing those emissions can be very expensive especially if consideration is given to completely new heating and production equipment. However, there is a way to reduce emissions and also save on energy costs at the same time, without replacing current equipment.
Recycling has perhaps become a household name since global warming has become known as a possible threat to the environment and so many people have given thought to recycle materials such as glass, paper, and even metals but what few people have thought of is recycling heat which can perhaps make the biggest saving, not only in CO2 emissions but also in the budgets of companies and households.
Heat Recovery Systems
The way to recycle heat is to use what are known as heat recovery systems and today there are systems which have been designed for use in homes as well as large commercial industries. Basically, a heat recovery system is a ventilation system which includes a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger will extract heat from a ventilation system and ‘recycle’ or return the heat for re-use. As it is often 80% – 90% of heat which is lost through ventilation systems, a saving of 15% in energy costs can be achieved by recycling the otherwise exhausted air.
Obviously, continuously recycling the same air would create its own problems, perhaps with allergies and other side effects but heat recovery systems are designed to not only recycle the heated air but to also draw in fresh, cooler air, which it then heats with the recycled heat from the exhaust outlets. This ensures a balance of fresh air which has been pre-heated and the existing air in the building.
Existing Ventilation Systems
Most heat recovery systems today, especially the ones from reputable and experienced companies like Exodraft, a world leader in heat recovery systems, can be fitted into already existing ventilation systems, eliminating the need for costly complete refurbishments. Whilst complimenting an existing ventilation system, the expertise offered by companies like Exodraft ensure discrete and space saving options which will cause the minimum of disruption and utilize already existing space in cupboards, ceiling voids or lofts.
Recouping Costs for Being Green
For many companies, having to become greener is being seen as an expense that they could have done without and are somewhat confused on how to keep track of the envisaged extra expense incurred by meeting the new environmental legal requirements. Although the fitting of a heat recovery ventilation system will, of course, have its costs, in most instances those costs are recouped within 2 years due to the lower energy costs experienced thanks to the heat recycling. Of course, once the cost of the system has been recouped, real financial savings continue, making a heat recovery system installation not just a good choice for the environment but also for the bottom line on financial reports and household budgets.
To effectively have any significant effect on global warming, co-operation on a worldwide basis is required and the installation of heat recovery systems is one thing being done on a global scale with Exodraft alone providing their products and services in over 40 countries. One of the reasons for their international success is Exodraft’s consistent compliance with ISO 9001 standards and its focus on safety as well as efficiency making it just one of the companies today trying to help make an impact on the world’s environment by offering a financially viable option in reducing greenhouse gases.