If there’s anything the past few years have taught us, it’s the critical importance of indoor air quality. Your HVAC system plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment. However, it’s a double-edged sword – HVAC systems are also significant energy consumers and, if not properly maintained, can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Enter Blue Box Air, a trailblazing air tech company from Dallas, Texas, which has found a way to enhance both energy efficiency and air quality in one fell swoop.
I caught ups with my old friend Andy McMahon at RealComm/IBcon. As a smart building and building automation controls specialist, Andy has spent the majority of his career saving energy and improving indoor air quality for his customers using BAS control systems and IAQ sensors.
Andy, who is now with Blue Box Air, is attacking the problems of saving energy and improving indoor air quality in a completely different, but very effective way. He explains in this video just how effective Blue Box is at improving indoor air quality and saving energy.
The Silent Hero of Air Quality and Energy Efficiency: HVAC Coils
At the heart of every HVAC system are heat transfer coils. These are the unsung heroes in our buildings, quietly absorbing heat from the air to cool it or releasing heat to warm it. Unfortunately, over time, these coils can become fouled by a variety of materials. This fouling not only affects the coils’ performance, but it also impacts the indoor air quality and significantly increases energy consumption. It’s a longstanding issue in the HVAC industry.
But, what if there was a solution to restore these coils to their peak performance, reduce energy consumption, and enhance air quality? And, to sweeten the deal, what if that solution was chemical-free and non-disruptive? That’s where Blue Box Air comes in.
Blue Box Air: Revolutionizing HVAC Maintenance
Blue Box Air has created a patented, unique treatment process that effectively removes both organic and inorganic fouling materials from heat transfer coils. This technology has made a significant global impact, treating over 28,000 coils and saving clients more than 95 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy. Impressive, right? It doesn’t stop there. Clients have experienced an average pressure improvement of 45% after using Blue Box Air’s technology.
Most importantly, the treatment process is chemical-free, odorless, and non-disruptive to building operations. This commitment to sustainability and health has earned them recognition and trust in the industry.
The Real-World Impact: Blue Box Air and Accesso
Take Accesso as a shining example. Accesso has a diverse property portfolio with numerous environmental factors and energy efficiency goals. After implementing Blue Box Air’s solutions, Accesso experienced a return on investment (ROI) in just 6 months. The treatment significantly improved operational inefficiencies, reduced costs, and enhanced air quality.
Through Blue Box Air’s treatment, Accesso achieved the removal of 2,354,957 pounds of CO2 emissions and annual savings of $1,000,382. All 455 pieces of equipment treated had their airflow fully restored, leading to improved indoor air quality.
A Safer, Healthier Environment
One of the key features of Blue Box Air’s treatment process is its ability to effectively remove biofilm within the HVAC system. Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that can be harmful to human health. They tend to grow in HVAC systems and significantly contribute to poor indoor air quality.
By removing biofilm and restoring airflow fully in all equipment, Blue Box Air resulted in significant energy savings and improved indoor air quality for Accesso. This demonstrates that cleaner HVAC coils not only lead to energy efficiency but also contribute to a safer and healthier environment for building occupants.
Wrapping Up: Clear Air, Clear Benefits
In conclusion, the link between HVAC systems, energy consumption, and indoor air quality is clear. But thanks to Blue Box Air, so is the solution. Their innovative, chemical-free treatment of HVAC coils presents a paradigm shift in how we approach HVAC maintenance.
By ensuring clean coils, we can enjoy better air quality and save on energy costs – all while contributing to the planet’s well-being. That’s a win-win-win situation if ever there was one. Blue Box Air has serviced 42 buildings in 7 states nationwide, always with the same focus: to create a healthier, more sustainable world.
Investing in Blue Box Air’s technology is not just a commitment to sustainability and savings; it’s a commitment to the health and comfort of the people in your buildings. That’s something we can all breathe easy about.