The advantages of going green with your spray booth

Energy bills continue to be volatile across the UK and with government subsidies beginning to end, many companies are looking for ways to cut down on energy. If you combine this with the fact that many businesses are becoming more environmentally conscious for ethical and financial reasons, with grants on offer to make businesses greener, it means that energy saving is top of the agenda.

Operators will be pleased to know that their spray booths and powder coating systems can be utilised and adapted to become more eco-friendly, saving them money in their operations. Read on to discover how to save energy when using your spray booth, and the benefits this can lead to.

How to make sure your spray booth is energy saving

LED Lights

LED lights are the most efficient choice for your spray booth, and are estimated to use up to 90% less energy than traditional fluorescent lighting. Not only are these lights more energy efficient, they last much longer. This saves money on maintenance and replacement costs in the long-run. Business managers with energy saving concerns should ensure their workshops and booths have LED lighting as a priority.

Variable Speed Drives

As most spray booths, especially those in bodyshops, run all day long, businesses will avoid shutting them down during periods of inactivity. Although this makes sense from a time-management perspective, it can increase energy consumption.

The answer to this is variable speed drives, which automatically adjust the spray booth’s air flow to match the process which is being performed. This can lead to reduced energy usage and therefore lower costs when these small changes are put together.

Heat Exchange

A new edition to our list of energy saving features is heat exchange. Heat exchangers recycle a spray booth’s heat energy and uses it to warm up incoming air. This means less energy is needed to heat up the air to the desired temperature, resulting in reduced energy costs and a smaller carbon footprint. 

There are plenty of other ways your spray booth can be upgraded to use less energy and become more efficient for your business. Speak to our team to find out how we can assist.

Advantages of going green

Energy bills

There are a variety of advantages for those looking to use the above spray booth energy saving strategies. One of the main reasons businesses may be included to go green is that cutting down on energy costs will help to save money, and therefore increase profits. Small savings with reduced energy costs may not seem like a lot at first, but when you are running a business year round, the savings add up. Learn how much your business is spending on spray booth energy with our energy cost calculator.

Brand perception

Going green is also good for business in that many consumers are more environmentally conscious and will be more inclined to use your service if you have green credentials. Having the environmental ISO 14001 certification, for example, is something that not only shows you that your business is performing as it should environmentally, but it also shows customers that you care. It shows your business is doing its part to cut down on environmental impact.

Government incentives

The government is also looking to incentivise businesses who are adapting their business to be less harmful to the environment. These incentives come in many forms, and become available periodically as the government looks to reach their goal of net-zero by 2050.

With such a strong emphasis on greener energy at the moment, there is also no guarantee that in the future businesses that are falling short of expectations won’t suffer penalties. It is always better to be ahead of the curve.

Spray booths optimised for efficiency with Junair

If you are looking for fuel efficient spray booth technology to benefit your business, explore our full range of spray booth products or speak to our team today, to find out what we can do for you. 

We have a range of products that will optimise your spray booth to be as energy efficient as possible. These business investments can reduce your energy in the long run, and may even make you eligible for grants in the future.

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