At Barkell we believe that efficiency should be driven, not by legislation, but by a genuine will to reduce air conditioning’s cost to our customers and the environment
Design for Efficiency
At Barkell, we passionately believe that air conditioning manufacturers and equipment must play a responsible role in an era where sustainability is key to the preservation of our planet.
As the global deployment of air conditioning increases, the industry must do a lot more to ensure the products and solutions we supply are as energy efficient as possible in order to play our part in combatting climate change. As a leading UK manufacturer of air handling units with over 30 years’ experience, Barkell are one of the companies spearheading the drive towards greater energy efficiency in HVAC products and systems.
Barkell, along with our parent company Airedale International, invest significantly in research & development and energy efficiency is a key driver. Building energy efficiencies into product design is one thing but intelligent system design can also help end-users maximise efficiencies and reduce running costs. Barkell also provide intelligent controls solutions that allow HVAC equipment to flex with their environment, creating optimized operating conditions that save energy whilst maintaining performance.
The biggest challenge facing us however, as a company focused on end-user benefits like energy efficiency, is a market still obsessed with up-front capital expenditure. In order for the air conditioning industry to reach its true potential we need end-users, consultants and contractors to embrace the total cost of ownership discussion and not just select the cheapest up-front solution. In order for companies like Barkell to continue investing heavily in pushing the envelope of air conditioning efficiencies we must have a market that is receptive to the idea that an increase in up-front cost can deliver long term benefits, not just for accountants but also for the planet.