Why Should Your Company Install an Energy Recovery Unit?

Energy Recovery UnitDesigned to recover up to 80% of the energy expended, an energy recovery unit is an ideal way to make your company’s monthly expenses lower.  It can be used as a standalone module or can be attached directly to the rooftop, thus allowing it to accommodate more outdoor air quantities. Even better, when opting for the rooftop installation you can often go with a smaller unit capacity, which means a lower installation price.

The energy recovery units (ERU) are ideal for a long list of industries – some of these include hotels, hospitals, sports halls, office buildings, seminar rooms, swimming pools, paint spray booths and many others. At MJC, we offer several types of energy recovery units, so there is certain to be one that fits your unique needs and building design. Below is a list of our ERU types and a brief description:

·      Fixed Plate ERUs – Designed with no moving parts, compact, outstanding corrosion resistance, compatibility with high temperatures applications, the fixed plate design is often the best choice in ERUs for a company.

·      Sensible Plate Energy Recovery – Known for trouble free operation, reduced noise and minimal maintenance, lightweight, compact design, no moving parts, separate air streams and no cross contamination.

·      Enthalpy Plate Energy Recovery – Like the others, the Enthalpy Plate Energy Recovery boasts no moving parts, minimal maintenance costs and reduced noise.

·      Energy Recovery Wheels – Designed to recover sensible and latent energy, it will not promote the growth of mold or bacteria, has increased fire protection and is easy to maintain.

But if you are on uncertain about whether or not an ERU is needed for your business, then consider these additional benefits in having one added to your location.

1.     Fresh air – During the winter, the air can get rather stale as doors and windows are not opened as often. An energy recovery unit will circulate the air keeping it fresher and more breathable.

2.     Healthier employees – As a business owner, you depend on your employees to help you succeed. If they are out sick; the work production is affected. By swapping out the air, you are ridding your place of business of germs and bacteria which creates a healthier environment and lowers risk of winter colds being circulated throughout the office.

3.     Save money – The biggest benefit is the money saved. An ERU eases the strain on your HVAC system so it doesn’t have to work as hard, thus extending the life of the unit. In fact, studies show that energy bills drop by as much as 40% when an ERU is in use.

An energy recovery unit is a must for any commercial space. It combines energy efficiency with ease of maintenance, better health and lower costs to make it a wise decision. If you have questions about how an ERU can benefit your space, give one of our MJC, INC. specialists a call today.

MJC Provides ERV Upgrades for a Local Fire House

erv-1At MJC, it is our goal to create the perfect commercial HVAC system that meets the needs of those who reach out to us. Our years of experience, knowledge and a willingness to try something unique mean that we can take a basic HVAC system and reconfigure it to function in a way that works better than ever. Consequently, we have been a part of the upgrade process for numerous businesses.

Recently, an area firehouse reached out to us about making changes to their heating and air unit. Their current system was a 5 Ton Trane Split System, and while this is a great HVAC system, it was still not what they needed to meet their specifications. Because of our knowledge of heating and air units, the MJC team was able to redesign the Trane system and make their standard factory split system a fully custom design, complete with energy recovery capabilities, which can compete with an Aaon 100% OA Unit!

Offerings Provided by MJC:

1.       Energy Recovery Unit Built onto the AHU. Specific duct connections required for Top RA and Bottom OA

2.       ERV & AHU built onto a common base frame

3.       MJC provided VFD on the Factory Supply Fan

4.       Hot Gas Reheat to meet LAT

5.       MJC Added 50MBH Heater / Heat section on top of the AHU for top supply

6.       APR Rawal Valve installed on the Trane CU for capacity control

7.       Entire ERV & AHU wired for single pt power.

Setting MJC apart from other commercial HVAC manufacturers is that we offer elements and system redesigns specific to you. This customization can be done through a variety of approaches. One such offering is the MJC ePlate heat exchanger which has features such as no moving parts, a compact and lightweight design, outstanding corrosion resistant and being compatible with high temperature applications, and plate and frame heat exchangers.  These features mean that our systems are the best energy recovery solution available.

However, the ePlate is not our only energy recovery approach to customizing a commercial HVAC system. Other choices include the following:

·         Energy Recovery Wheels that uses air-to-air recovery technology

·         MJC Enthalpy Plate energy exchanger that combines the latest in energy recovery technology with a polymer desiccant

·          Sensible Plate Energy Recovery system that offers features such as no moving parts, little to no maintenance costs, separate air streams and a lightweight, compact design.

With so many options for designing a heating and air system that suits the needs of a business, it is no wonder that so many companies have asked us for help!

If you are in need of a redesign of your commercial HVAC unit, then the MJC team is perfect for the job. We understand the importance of having a system that meets your locations needs and specifications and can design a custom system that works for you. Don’t be unsatisfied with an HVAC design that doesn’t meet your needs. Give the MJC team a call today.

MJC Meets Manufacturing Marvels!

mjc-aug-1Recently, the MJC team was featured on Manufacturing Marvels, which is part of the Fox Business Network.  The Fox team visited the MJC facility and created a video that showed the behind the scenes activities at MJC.

As you watch the video, you will learn more about how we are making strides in the HVAC field and how what we do is unique to us.  We are proud of our technicians, welders, and in-house worker’s ability to produce systems that can be used for virtually any type of facility. From rooftop systems to outdoor pads or indoor units, it is our goal to design and install HVAC systems that make keeping your work facility comfortable all year around.

Some of the HVAC features our customers appreciate include –

·         Air Turnover Units – These can be used to heat and cool spaces of up to 100,000 square feet without the need for installing traditional ductwork. Better yet, this system cost less to install and has a higher efficiency level than traditional HVAC units.

·         CONVERGENCE – The CONVERGENCE VRFMZ Multi-zone unit is the first of its kind. It is designed to take advantage of VRF heat recovery systems and provide simultaneous heating and cooling to multiple zones.

·         Energy Recovery Units – Our ERU takes outside air and heats or cools it as needed. It is up to 80% more energy efficient than other energy recovery units used today and is especially popular in hotels, sports halls, office buildings, swimming pools, and many other commercial locations.mjc-aug-2

·         HVAC Coatings – Perhaps the unsung hero of the commercial HVAC unit, the coating for a heating and air unit and can be architectural, anti-microbial and anti-corrosive –depending on your particular needs. The coatings can also be modified to work with various HVAC systems. It is used extend the life of your HVAC equipment by protecting it from the elements.

With an assortment of HVAC systems that can be custom designed to suit your work area, and a team that will do all we can to ensure that your facility’s HVAC units are all they can be, you can count on us for all your heating and cooling needs. Contact the MJC team to learn how we can make your energy efficiency levels better than ever before.

Saving Money with the MJC Air to Air Plate Energy Recovery Unit

mjc air 2 air 2When it comes to one’s working environment it is important that it be the best it can possibly be. This is often done through providing the appropriate workspace, the tools needed and most importantly, ensuring that comfort levels meets industry standards. Consequently, the HVAC system that you use needs to meet a variety of standards. The MJC Air to Air Plate Energy Recovery unit is designed to meet and exceed the industry standards, thus guaranteeing that you and those with you work are best able to perform their jobs.

 

The Benefits of the MJC Air to Air Plate Energy Recovery Unit

Energy Recovery
For comfort, health, and safety, places where people work require adequate ventilation. However, ventilation air is very expensive to condition from an energy standpoint. When outside air for ventilation is brought into a building or a space, all, or most of it, has to be exhausted to prevent pressure build up inside the building. The building owner or tenant has already paid to heat or cool the air that’s being exhausted, so a great deal of money is spent on energy costs. As such, it is vital that business owners or property managers look for ways to save money through energy recovery.mjc air 2 air 3

Energy Savings
As we know, ventilation air is very expensive to heat, cool, and dehumidify. Re-circulated air that returns to the unit from the conditioned space is typically 75 F and 50% relative humidity. To cool and dehumidify the air, the air conditioning unit cools it from 75 F down to 55 F and removes moisture at the same time.

Ventilation air brought in from the outside on a hot summer day can be from 92 F to 105 F or higher if the building is located in the desert southwest. It takes a lot more energy to cool air from 92 or 95 F to 55 F and that’s why energy recovery makes so much sense.

Energy recovered by the MJC Air to Air Plate Energy Recovery Unit is used to cool down the incoming air from 95 F to around 81 or 82 F in most applications, which reduces the work the air conditioner has to do, thus saving utility costs. These units work the same way for wintertime heating by recovering heat and moisture from the air being exhausted and adding it to the incoming ventilation air.

Moisture & Comfort
Much of the discomfort we feel indoors, comes from having too much or too little moisture in the air. The MJC Air to Air Plate Energy Recovery unit removes moisture from the incoming air in the summer and adds moisture to the incoming air in the winter; saving energy and making the occupants feel more comfortable.

Lower Maintenance Cost
At the heart of the MJC unit is an air-to-air plate heat exchanger. Unlike “wheel” type units, the air-to-air plate heat exchanger has no bearings, belt, gears, or motor and under normal use can be cleaned with a shop vacuum.

mjc air 2air 1Unit Construction
· Base – 18 Ga welded galvanized profile suitable for curb mounting
· Corners and structural posts – 18 Ga. galvanized sheet metal
· Panels are single wall construction – 18 Ga. galvanized sheet metal (foil face rigid insulation or fiberglass blanket)
· Access doors are located to provide easy access to fans, motors, filters, core, and controls

The MJC Air to Air Plate Energy Recovery unit is an important part of keeping your company moving forward. After all, when everyone is comfortable and breathing the cleanest air possible while saving you money and time, you are sure to be a success. If you have questions regarding how the MJC Air to Air Plate Energy Recovery unit can improve your workspace, talk to one of the pros at MJC. We would love to help you!