The way to avoid waste and increase productivity is to upgrade your steam system. Regardless if yours is a multi-family or commercial property, steam system upgrades will help you minimize energy usage, and with that, your costs.
Energy Plus is a recognized contractor by most utility companies who offer incentives for upgrades.
We do it all the way and guide you in procuring all the rebates and offers available. When considering to upgrade your steam system, contact us to find out how you could benefit.
In one-pipe steam systems, A TRV is installed on each individual radiator throughout your
Its small thermostat measures the temperature of the room and manages the heat by changing the flow of steam in the radiator.
With TRV’s you have the capacity to have different settings in different rooms, allowing you to conserve energy and money.
If your building uses a two-pipe steam system, a TRV would be installed on the supply valve, thereby providing the same benefits.
A typical steam trap will fail within 3-5 years of continuous use. Malfunctioning steam traps often go unnoticed and undetected. Faulty traps don’t only result in wasted energy and dollars but can be dangerous as well.
Replacing the failing stream traps is mandatory.
Installed directly on the supply line, an orifice plate helps balance the steam flow superbly. Shaped like a bottle cap, this small metal plate with a custom sized hole allows for a very specific amount of steam to enter the radiator slowly and evenly.
Orifice Plates not only obviate steam traps and surveys entirely, but the superb metal that comprises an orifice plate guarantees your plates will never wear out.
Orifice Plates can be used in conjunction with TRVs for optimal benefit.
This can cause underheating in some apartments while others are exceedingly overheated, resulting in irate tenants and frustrated managers.
The solution is to create a custom plan to vent the steam most efficiently. This is referred to as Master Venting.
Way before execution, we, at Energy Plus, visit the building and come up with a method to vent the building accordingly. Master venting is a feature that balances the system and provides you with significant monetary savings.
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