When getting a new building built, there are a number of things that can impact the efficiency of the building. Along with efficiency, you should take special care to minimize the cost and maximize the comfort. The best option is to pay attention to the minute details since the beginning. Getting poor quality work done in the beginning will only result in you having constant bills and headaches requiring various repairs and services. One of the most important aspects of a building to be addressed during the construction phase is the HVAC- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system.
These days, with the help of sophisticated technology, there are now options to control pumping equipment that is energy efficient cost efficient and environmentally friendly. Taking care of these things in the beginning can prove to be very beneficial in the long run. This may mean higher initial costs but the return will be more comfort, less pollution, and much lower operating costs. If you are building a new building, then you have lots of options when it comes to HVAC pumps including fire pump controllers, plumbing pumps of domestic water booster systems, water filtration systems etc. that are all made using the latest technologies and prove to be efficient from every point of view. Quantumflo with its variable speed domestic and HVAC pumping systems have proven time and time again to be the leader in technology for NYC high rise pumping applications. The majority of pumps, which in old systems ran at full speed (which is 60 Hz. In the us), now run at 45 Hz 90 % of the time saving over a thousand dollars a week depending on the size of the building. There aren’t many changes to pumps in the last 60 years, but the way you control them, has changed drastically. If you are getting an old building renovated, you can replace the old controls with the advanced technology to increase the life of the older pumps and rotating equipment. The biggest thing to remember when using old pumps with new controls is to put a new premium efficient motor on to handle variable frequency drives. Be aware that the old motors don’t have enough insulation to keep the windings cool during the time period when the motors are running at reduced speeds.
When getting these services done, it is of vital importance that you find the right service providers. The dealer should only deal with well-known brands that are recognized and carry a guarantee and a warranty. For water filtration systems in NY, the Eaton/Hayward brand is a recognized leader in the industry and one of the world’s largest names when it comes to quality filtration. Of course the number one pump brand in New York is Aurora/Pentair water. We have been in the NY market for over 100 years; our install population is over 34%, which is unheard of in any major US city. During the “bad economy,” we still sold over 100 fire pumps a year into NYC. Proper installation is of vital importance for the equipment to work optimally. It is best to deal with a reputed company that has good experience in the field and has knowledgeable staff. Callaghan Pump does not install any pumps; we only sell to qualified licensed plumbers/sprinkler contractors and mechanical contractors.
Improper installation can drastically bring down the longevity of the machines and can cost you a lot in terms of time and money.
Once you have properly selected an installation contractor who has installed efficient machinery, another thing that you need to take care of is proper maintenance. Without regular service, the efficiency of the machines can go down drastically. All pumps require maintenance. But any kind of repair or maintenance work should only be done by a certified technician.