So our local power co. has contracted with ICF to implement an energy savings program. It basically amounts to rebates to consumers if they update their equipment or get a special "tune up." New equipment commisions and tune ups are to be well documented with key measures such as air flow, static pressure, refrigerant charge verification, ambients, WB, DB, SH, SC, efficiency calculation (which struck me as just a simpified enthalpy chart) etc.
Anyone else go thru one of these programs before? Thoughts, impressions, issues?
My first thought is how many customers, upon learning they can get a "special" clean and check, will ask what have you been doing all along?
"Well ma'am...this here is a special Animal House Double Secret Probation Clean and Check." Even if you explain the extra cost by saying it takes more time to document all thes things, they would still ask why weren't you documenting them before?
And what if you run into an issue right off the bat with static pressure and a starved return? "You mean to tell me you guys have been coming here for 12 years, twice a year and no one has said a thing?!"
It was striking, when the guy asked how many of us calculated air flow, static pressure, efficiency etc. Not one hand went up - and it was a packed house in a large traning venue.
I have to start my own air flow/psychrometrics class and be my own best student.