Leaking air conditioning vents costing thousands

Want to save a negawatt? Check out your air conditioning system!

Every week in Perth, we come across small and medium sided businesses that are wasting hundreds of dollars from leaking air conditioning vents. But sometimes we are lucky (or indeed unlucky) enough to come across an energy leak which is wasting thousands of dollars a year.

This particular example is of warm air infiltrating into a computer server room facility which is been cooled by countless air-conditioners. These servers need to be kept at a constant cool temperature and the client was adamant that something was a miss. After a quick thermal imaging exercise we managed to find the problem and what a problem it was. The bright yellow areas are the warmer, leaking air splitting in all directions from the vents.

The thermal image. No negawatts saved here.

The thermal image. No negawatts saved here.

What the eye sees. Everything looks normal.

What the eye sees. Everything looks normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Problems such as these can be quickly and cheaply identified by a thermal imagery inspection by Scantherma. Contact us to find out more and how we can assist your business to save energy.