The very simple matrix to the right may help you quickly estimate how rapidly you’ll recover your investment in a new Smardt high-efficiency chiller.
Use the table to compare the financial results of your various options. These may well include (1) Smardt; (2) conventional lubricated chiller; (3) do nothing.
Be sure that the kWh rate estimate you use applies to when the chiller actually operates – you may be surprised. And remember, rates tend to go up rather than down.
And be conservative when you estimate operating hours – many users are surprised when actual hours add up.
In chiller replacement situations, be sure to add realistic estimates for removal of the old chiller and access (include cranage, demolition and make-good). The Smardt Compact Modular chiller range enables you to avoid these costs, which can be prohibitive