EC Fan Upgrade Services

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment accounts for more than 40% of a commercial building’s energy consumption.

As world leaders in energy efficient fans & motors, ebm-papst know the simplest way to reduce a building’s energy consumption is to ensure all HVAC equipment is fitted with the highest efficiency EC fans.

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What is a RetroFit?

In a RetroFit, specific components are upgraded to improve the performance of an existing system. They are typically seen as a cheaper method to save on energy consumption, carbon emissions and maintenance; without the hefty pay out of installing a completely new HVAC system.

Upgrading to EC fans offers the following key benefits:

  • Upto 70% reduction in energy consumption
  • Integrated, infinitely variable speed control
  • Reduced noise
  • Payback periods as low as 2 years
  • Direct drive motors for maintenance free operation
  • They are, in most cases, directly interchangeable with their inefficient predecessors, allowing for simple replacement with minimal disruption.

Simple Steps to EC Upgrade

Stage 1 – An initial site survey is carried out. This is to establish what you currently use and what you would like to achieve. There is no cost for this initial survey to check the feasibility of the project. Our wide experience of all types of systems means we are adept at quickly giving you advice on how your equipment could be upgraded and the benefits this could deliver; i.e. potential energy savings and subsequent ROI.

Stage 2 – Following on from our initial survey, we will consider your needs in more detail and provide an estimate of the potential savings in energy consumption, carbon and financial cost. We will also indicate the cost of EC fan installation and payback period.

Stage 3 – We have confidence in our estimates but don’t expect you to accept them without question. So if you proceed with an EC fan upgrade, we will recommend an initial trial installation to confirm the figures. For example, if we have proposed upgrading 100 fan coil units, we’ll begin with one or two to confirm the savings before going any further.

Stage 4 – Following a successful trial installation, you’ll have all the information you need to implement a site-wide upgrade. Whether this is done all in one go or in a phased programme over several months or even years is up to you. Either way, you’ll have the necessary details of both savings and costs to plan a successful energy reduction project.