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Whether at home, business or in industry we all know that air conditioning, refrigeration, chillers and anything to do with managing comfort and temperatures can represent the biggest portion of energy use. In fact depending on the type of equipment you use, in some cases it can be as high as 70% of your total energy consumed.

So it only makes sense to look at ways to reduce how much energy this equipment needs to use.

If we were to use the example of home air conditioning, most people think that if they want to reduce energy in their reverse cycle air-conditioning the quick and easy way to do so is to adjust the set-point temperatures. For example make it warmer in the summer and colder in the winter. This is a quick and easy way to save on energy but there is one pitfall. YOU ARE SACRIFICING YOUR COMFORT! There is good news for those who want to save but also keep comfortable.

Every air conditioning system, refrigeration unit and chiller that relies of a lubricating oil to protect the movement of it internal parts will start losing some of its efficiency from day 1. In fact, over the first few years of the unit’s life it can lose up to 30% of its energy efficiency!

Alarming but true! The international organization of engineers called ASHRAE state that from day one every single system begins losing efficiency on the heat transfer side due to the effects of oil fouling.

The energy hub of any system is the compressor motor. Because the compressor motor is a mechanical unit with moving parts, it requires a lubricating oil to protect it from the effects of friction. The compressor motor is a very costly unit to replace so it needs all the protection it can get it’s also the heart of the system, its job is to compress the refrigerant gas and circulate through the condenser and the evaporator where it generates heat transfer. Heat transfer on a reverse cycle system is how we get the cold temperatures we enjoy in the summer and the warm temperatures we enjoy in the winter. As the compressor compresses the gas small quantities of oil get mixed with the gas and circulated throughout the system, the condenser and evaporator.

As this oil circulates it begins to coat the surfaces of the condenser and the evaporator forming a clogging layer of stagnant lubricating oil known as “oil fouling”. Because oil is non-conductive, the oil fouling is actually insulating the very surfaces that are required to produce the temperatures we desire!

The effect the oil fouling has on the efficiency of the compressor is much like the effect cholesterol has on the human heart. The more cholesterol we have the harder our heart pumps the more stagnant oil in your AC system the harder your compressor pumps driving up energy costs and lowering the efficiency of your system.

ASHRAE, over decades of studies have confirmed that the typical system can lose up to 30% of its energy efficiency due to the effects of oil fouling.

If your system is a few years old there’s a good chance it’s already been affected with oil fouling some of the symptoms could be, 1) It doesn’t seem to run as well as it once did, 2) It might take longer to get your home to the desired temperature 3). The temperatures coming out of the vents may not feel as strong as they once did, these are all very valid symptoms all which could be a sign that your system is effected with oil fouling.

EnviroTemp is a unique oil-based energy solution that’s added directly into the existing oil within the compressor motor, it does not replace the existing oil. Once installed, depending on the size of the unit, within moments it can begin to remove the stagnant layer of clogged oil and places it back into circulation where it should be. Once the layer of stagnant oil has been removed, EnviroTemp molecules will attach and imbed itself into the surface of the tubes which helps protect the system against future oil fouling. Your system can now produce better heat transfer, this translates into better temperatures from your vents. And because the temperature is better i.e. colder in summer mode and warmer in winter mode, your desired temperature for your room or home is reached sooner. Your system will no longer need to run as long as it did before, so you are saving on kilowatt hours and enjoying better comfort all at the same time.

EnviroTemp is equally compatible with all types of Chillers and Refrigeration that relies on oil for lubrication. EnviroTemp can be installed into Automobiles, Transport Vehicles, Buses, Ships, Trains, Office Buildings, Schools, Airports, Churches, Shopping Centres, Wineries, Breweries, Cold Storage and anywhere where air conditioning, refrigeration and chillers are used.

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