3 Steps to Planning HVAC RTU Replacements


HOW TO SET UP A SUCCESSFUL RTU PLANNED REPLACEMENT PROGRAM:

A successful planned RTU replacement program saves energy and avoids costly emergency replacements. This approach allows standardization of equipment features, streamlines the process, reduces costs, and provides higher quality results.

Don't pay RTU replacement premiums this summer


Three Step RTU Planned Replacement Program:

A successful planned RTU replacement program saves energy and avoids costly emergency replacements. This approach allows standardization of equipment features, streamlines the process, reduces costs, and provides higher quality results.

If your HVAC equipment is nearing its end of life, about 12 to 15 years, and if it fails in the middle of the summer, you will likely end up paying a premium to repair or replace the unit.  The replacement unit may not have the right features, or even be the right size, because the need to restore air conditioning could force you to make short-term trade-offs.  Don't let this happen to you.  

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Existing Rooftop AC?  Three criteria for VFD retrofits

HVAC equipment typically has a lifespan of twelve to fifteen years and that is why retrofit programs are so important.  VFD Retrofits improve energy efficiency, improve energy output and extend the lifespan of the existing system.

  1. Simple paybacks of less than one year.
  2. Reduce total kWh usage an average of 14% per month 
  3. Utility rebate programs can add an additional 10 percent cost reduction 

When to Retrofit RTUs with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

If your existing packaged rooftop air conditioning units (RTUs) meet the following criteria then a VFD Retrofit Upgrade should be considered:

  1. Existing RTUs have greater than 7 tons cooling capacity and are less than 10 years old 
  2. Existing RTUs have constant speed fan control 
  3. Existing RTUs are in good working condition with an expected additional lifetime of 5 years or more (if not consider early retirement and replacement)

The sole purpose of a VFD RTU retrofit is simple: decrease energy consumption and maintain or increase occupant comfort and environmental conditions.  

How Central Florida Businesses can Leverage Utility Rebates

Ten Utility Energy Efficiency HVAC Maintenance & Equipment Incentive Programs

Let CES exhaust all options in search for utility rebates for your energy efficiency maintenance or equipment purchases.  In addition to the rebates described below your state or local government may offer incentives.  Take advantage of a free energy audit and let us do the homework for you.

Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Workshop CFEEA Event Oct 2nd

Upcoming Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance (CFEEA) Event Energy Star Benchmarking Workshop.  

Friday, October 2 • 10 A.M – 12 P.M. OUC GARDENIA PLAZA • 3800 GARDENIA AVE., Orlando, FL 32839 (Detailed Agenda).

To RSVP, please visit:  HTTP://BIT.LY/1PYZ0UN 

Hear from representatives from the City of Orlando, the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, and OUC – The Reliable One.

Topics Include:  What information you’ll need about your buildings, and how to collect it; How local energy utility providers will help you access the energy data you need; How to enter information in Portfolio Manager, benchmark your building performance.

Download CES HVAC Ventilation 3rd Quarter Lunch and Learn Slide Decks

3rd Quarter Lunch and Learn on Ventilation Standards & Outside Air Energy Savings Technologies is a success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Lunch & Learn on August 21st.  

I also hope that the time we spent discussing Outside Air Energy Savings Technologies will help you identify energy conservations opportunities in your organization.  

5 Steps to Energy Star Certification by CES


Whether you own or manage one facility or an entire portfolio, you can add value by saving energy.  Let CES's professionals get you started on the road to sustainability with Energy Star Benchmarking or Certification.

Case Study: RTU Planned Replacement Program


HOW TO SET UP A SUCCESSFUL RTU PLANNED REPLACEMENT PROGRAM:

A successful planned RTU replacement program saves energy and avoids costly emergency replacements. This approach allows standardization of equipment features, streamlines the process, reduces costs, and provides higher quality results.

Case Study: Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Retrofit Upgrade on RTUs

When to Retrofit with Advanced Controls:

CES looks for opportunities for increased energy efficiency with electrical and mechanical systems. If your existing RTUs meet following criteria then a VFD Retrofit Upgrade should be considered.

  • Existing RTUs have greater than 7 tons cooling capacity and are less than 10 years old 
  • Existing RTUs have constant speed fan control 

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