The Power of Proper Humidification: Enhancing Air Quality and Profitability with ILS Humidifiers

The Power of Proper Humidification: Enhancing Air Quality and Profitability with ILS Humidifiers

The Importance of Humidification

Humidification, simply put, is the process of adding moisture to the air. It’s a crucial factor in creating and maintaining optimal indoor air quality. In hospitals, proper humidification can help prevent the spread of airborne viruses and bacteria, protect sensitive medical equipment, and enhance patient comfort. In universities, it can contribute to a conducive learning environment by reducing static electricity and enhancing air quality. Meanwhile, in pharmaceutical industries, maintaining precise humidity levels can significantly improve product quality, leading to increased profitability.

Whether it’s preserving the integrity of medical equipment, maintaining optimal learning environments, or ensuring the quality of pharmaceutical products, the right humidity levels are key. This is where the innovative humidifiers by SteamOvap, offered through Cooney Coil & Energy, come into play.

ILS Live Steam Humidifiers: An Overview

ILS Live Steam Humidifiers from SteamOvap use steam from a central boiler, conditioning, and distributing it effectively in air handling units or air ducts. This technology allows precise control over the humidity levels.

Benefits of ILS Live Steam Humidifiers

Ease of Installation: Both ILS-P and ILS-SO models are designed for easy installation, reducing setup time and complexity.

Ease of Control: With an electronic controller and options for BACnet or Modbus RS485 communication, controlling your ILS humidifier is straightforward and user-friendly.

Durability: Constructed with robust materials and designed for long-term performance, ILS humidifiers are built to last, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

Industry-leading Warranty: Confidence in the durability and performance of ILS humidifiers is backed by the industry’s longest warranty of 3 years, offering peace of mind and protection for your investment.

Why Choose SteamOvap Humidifiers?

ILS Live Steam Humidifiers offer an efficient, durable, and easy-to-control solution for humidification. With their ease of installation, robust construction, and industry-leading warranty, they represent a smart investment for any organization requiring precise humidity control. For more information on how ILS Live Steam Humidifiers can benefit your operations, contact us at Cooney Coil & Energy today.

Gold Standard in Customer Service and Custom Replacement Solutions

Gold Standard in Customer Service and Custom Replacement Solutions

When it comes to coil replacement and HVAC solutions there is no room for compromise; system efficiency, operational reliability, and cost-effectiveness are paramount. At Cooney Coil & Energy, we understand this. Our commitment to custom solutions, backed by exceptional customer service, sets us apart from the competition.

Always Available, Always Responsive

In the world of operations, downtime isn’t just inconvenient—it’s costly. That’s why we’re committed to being there for our customers whenever they need us. Unlike many other industry players who may keep you waiting or not answer at all, at Cooney Coil & Energy, we guarantee prompt, direct communication.

Our team is ready to answer your call and provide immediate assistance. We don’t stop at phone and email support; our commitment extends to on-site visits, ensuring we’re there in person when you need us most. We’re available 24/7/365 for site visits and measurements.

Tailored Solutions, Exceptional Results

Every client is unique, and so are their HVAC needs. We believe in crafting custom solutions that address each customer’s specific challenges. Our team’s dedication to understanding your requirements and coming up with effective solutions is what makes us stand out.

Have a coil that is too long to be moved into place? We constantly see instances of air handling units that were set in place and then the mechanical room was built around them. Sometimes coils that are 10,12,14+ feet in length that need to be replaced. While it may not be a challenge to remove the old ones by cutting them in sections how do you get the new one-piece assembly back in its place? We have the ability to literally cut a fluid coil in half or even thirds or quarters and include gasketed center sections that can be disassembled on arrival and moved one section at a time to its final resting place for assembly.

The Value of Partnership

At Cooney Coil & Energy, we don’t just supply coils and HVAC replacement parts—we build partnerships. By choosing us as your go-to source, you gain access to a team of experts dedicated to delivering custom solutions that meet your unique requirements.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our customers for their continued trust in our services. Your success is our success, and we’re committed to ensuring that our partnership delivers the value you expect and deserve.

Remember, when it comes to coil replacement and HVAC systems, settling for less is not an option. Choose a partner who values your business and is committed to meeting your needs. Choose Cooney Coil & Energy.

Get Ready for Winter: Tips for Inspecting HVAC Coils

Get Ready for Winter: Tips for Inspecting HVAC Coils

Get Ready for Winter: Tips for Inspecting HVAC Coils

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard This Heating Season – Get Your HVAC Coils Ready Now With This Essential Checklist

With winter just around the corner, it is essential to make sure your HVAC coils are well-protected and in good working order. From corrosion to freezing, there are a series of factors that could lead to performance and reliability issues if you don’t inspect and properly prepare your system for the cold months ahead. To help you get ready, this blog post will provide an overview of common HVAC coil issues, helpful products and considerations for protection, along with our services to ensure everything runs smoothly all winter long.

The Importance of Summer Preventative Maintenance for the Heating Season

There is a saying in the HVAC industry: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ignoring preventative maintenance in the summer can lead to severe problems in the winter when you need your heating system the most. Conducting regular summer preventative maintenance checks is essential to ensure your heating coils function optimally during the colder months.

Preventative Maintenance (PMs) for your HVAC coils usually takes around 2-3 days to complete. This time is well invested as it ensures your system runs smoothly when temperatures drop. Ignoring this could lead to longer, unexpected downtime in the middle of winter.

Additionally, industry lead times can average 4-6 weeks, making it crucial to start your winter preparations in August. If you wait until the peak heating season (October 15th – April 15th) to address any issues, you might find yourself on a long waiting list for parts or service, leaving you and your building in the cold.

Therefore, summer preventative maintenance is not just a good idea—it’s a necessity. It sets the stage for a trouble-free, efficient heating system that will serve you well throughout the winter months.

Assessing Your Heating Coils Before Winter

What You’ll Want to Inspect…

As the weather cools, it’s important to make sure your heating coils (hot water coils and steam coils) are in good condition.

When looking for common problems with your heating coils, it is important to inspect the filters and replace them if necessary. Make sure there are no gaps between filters when installed. You should also take note of corrosion and rust on the fin pack, as well as any bent fins that can impact airflow. Further, check for evidence of leaks on hot water and steam coils and ensure proper insulation of steam coils and fluid coils. Lastly, make sure all fluid coils are vented properly as air bound coils reduce efficiency.

How to Prevent External Fouling & Freezing from Affecting Your HVAC Coils

The Detrimental Effects of Fouling and Corrosion on HVAC Coils

Fouling and corrosion are two major threats that severely impact the performance and longevity of HVAC coils.

Fouling refers to the accumulation of dirt, dust, and debris on the coil surfaces. This typically happens when the fin pack becomes dirty over time due to exposure to environmental pollutants. When cleaning is attempted without proper care, it can further compact the dirt into the fin pack, leading to fin degradation. It’s a destructive process that decreases the coil’s overall heat transfer ability.

Corrosion, on the other hand, is the gradual deterioration of metal caused by a chemical reaction with the environment. This is commonly seen as rusting, which can occur due to factors like moisture, humidity, or exposure to certain chemicals.

Both fouling and corrosion have a negative domino effect on the HVAC system. Reduced airflow caused by dirt-impacted fins and corroded surfaces diminishes the system’s performance. This leads to the system working harder to achieve the desired temperature, consequently consuming more energy and significantly increasing operational costs. Furthermore, these issues shorten the system’s lifespan, resulting in frequent and costly replacements. Understanding and addressing fouling and corrosion in HVAC coils is crucial to maintaining an efficient and cost-effective heating system.

Addressing External Fouling and Corrosion: Key Considerations

Understanding the detrimental effects of fouling and corrosion is only part of the battle. It’s equally essential to explore strategic solutions to combat these common issues effectively, to ensure the longevity and efficacy of your HVAC system.

Firstly, if your heating coils exhibit extensive fouling or corrosion, they may be beyond salvaging. In this case, ordering a replacement coil is your best course of action. Facilities must ensure they make this decision in good time to avoid peak season delays and unplanned downtime.

When ordering a replacement coil consider using heavy-duty materials such as stainless steel for durability. Stainless steel coils are particularly resistant to corrosion, providing a robust solution for environments with high humidity. Protective coil coatings can also help to extend the lifespan of your coil, while improving clean-ability and performance. Coated coils are ideal for protecting coils in corrosive environments and coils with high UV exposure such as pharmaceutical and medical facilities, industrial manufacturing plants, and coastal environments.

Lastly, introducing UV light disinfection in front of the HVAC coils is an innovative solution to consider. UV light can effectively kill biological contaminants such as mold and bacteria, reducing coil cleaning and significantly extending the coil’s life. Moreover, it can increase coil efficiency by mitigating the risk of fouling, leading to a more effective and energy-efficient heating system.

Remember, the key to a long-lasting, efficient HVAC system lies not only in regular maintenance but also in strategic preventive measures. By addressing fouling and corrosion proactively, you can ensure your system is ready to serve you effectively and efficiently throughout the challenging winter season.

The Damaging Impact of Frozen HVAC Coils

Freeze damage poses a significant threat to coils, an issue that can severely impair their performance and longevity. This phenomenon occurs when the fluid within the coil freezes, expanding and generating pressure that the coil isn’t designed to handle. The resultant stress can cause the coil tubes to rupture, making the coil ineffective and requiring replacement.

Protecting Your HVAC Coils from Freeze Damage

During your summer preventative maintenance, it’s crucial to inspect the operation and setpoints of your freeze stat— a safety device that prevents freezing within your HVAC system. It is also advisable to drain all water from your coils that will not be in use, or to fill them with glycol. This can be achieved by using compressed air or dry nitrogen to ensure no residual water is present. It’s important to note that improperly drained coils can freeze, leading to costly damages and system downtime.

However, while glycol can prevent freezing, it can also degrade the coils, causing early corrosion, and reducing coil lifespan and efficiency. In this context, utilizing Freeze Block technology when ordering replacement coils can be a game-changing solution.

Freeze Block technology is an energy-saving alternative to glycol that can effectively protect your coils from freeze damage, even in the event of a freeze stat or power failure. It offers the added advantage of potentially reducing the need to drain coils, saving time, and reducing maintenance costs. This innovative technology provides true peace of mind during the winter months, ensuring that your heating system operates efficiently and effectively, regardless of external conditions.

Take Action and Secure Your HVAC System Against Fouling, Corrosion, and Freeze Damage Now!

Taking proactive steps to combat fouling, corrosion, and freeze damage can significantly extend the lifespan of your HVAC system while ensuring optimal performance and reliability all winter long. At Cooney Coil & Energy, we are committed to providing solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. Contact our team today!

The Science of Cool: How Cooling Coils Revolutionize Summertime Comfort

The Science of Cool: How Cooling Coils Revolutionize Summertime Comfort

Cooling Coils, the Unsung Heroes of Summer

Coils are essential for maintaining cooler temperatures in a variety of industries. Whether it’s keeping beer cold, preserving food, controlling computer systems in data centers, or producing delicious ice cream – coils play a vital role in making all these possible! That’s why when you take a sip of that cool beverage or enjoy your favorite ice cream flavor, you can thank the coil technology that made it happen.

There are several different types of cooling coils, each of which is designed for specific applications, such as residential or commercial HVAC systems. All of these are designed to help you keep your environment comfortable and cool, no matter the season. Let’s take a closer look at each of the fundamental types of cooling coils.

Chilled Water Coils

Chilled water coils are typically used in large commercial HVAC systems where chilled water is circulated to cool the air. These coils transfer heat between the chilled water and the air, cooling down the air before it is distributed into the building. By circulating this cooled air throughout a building, chilled water coils are able to regulate the temperature indoors, even when outside temperatures become unbearable.

Do you know the main difference between a hot water coil and a chilled water coil? Usually, hot water coils are small (1-2 rows) and chilled water coils are larger (3-12) rows deep.

Condenser Coils

Condenser coils are located in the outdoor section of the HVAC system. They receive the high-pressure, high-temperature refrigerant vapor from the compressor. As the refrigerant flows through the condenser coils, it releases heat to the outdoor air, causing it to condense back into a liquid state. This liquid then moves back into the indoor system, repeating the cooling cycle.

DX (Direct Expansion) / Evaporator Coils

DX (Direct Expansion) coils are also known as evaporator coils. Evaporator coils use refrigerant, instead of water, to remove heat from the air. As hot air blows across the coil, the liquid refrigerant inside will evaporate into a gas. This phase change allows the refrigerant to absorb heat from the air and send cool dehumidified air to the space.

So, the next time you step into a comfortably cool environment on a sweltering summer day, remember the remarkable work of chilled water coils, direct expansion coils, and evaporator coils, ensuring that you can enjoy a cool oasis no matter how high the mercury rises.


Cooling Coil Replacement in Commercial HVAC Systems

When it comes to HVAC coil replacements, there’s simply no substitute for having knowledgeable and experienced professionals on the job. These coils are critical components of your heating and cooling system, responsible for transferring heat and helping regulate temperature. As such, any missteps during the replacement process can spell disaster for your HVAC system’s efficiency and longevity.

That’s why it’s so important to trust this work to experts who know exactly what they’re doing. With their deep understanding of how these systems work, they’ll be able to seamlessly replace your coils, getting your HVAC system back up and running in no time.

The end result? A comfortable and productive environment year-round, with the assurance that your HVAC system is running optimally – all thanks to the expertise of a trusted professional.

The Need for Experienced Professionals in Coil Replacement

When it comes to reliable HVAC coil replacement, you can’t go wrong with Cooney Coil & Energy. With a reputation for excellence in the industry, Cooney Coil & Energy has been serving satisfied customers for years. Their team of experts is highly skilled in the art of HVAC coil replacement, ensuring that each and every project is handled with the utmost precision and care. Time and time again, Cooney Coil & Energy has proven themselves as a trusted and reliable choice for businesses and individuals in need of quality HVAC services. Whether you’re in need of coil replacement for your home or commercial property, put your trust in Cooney Coil & Energy and experience the difference for yourself.

Uncover Your Facility’s Hot Water Needs

Uncover Your Facility’s Hot Water Needs

Importance of a Properly Designed Domestic Hot Water Return & Distribution System

Hot water is a basic necessity in commercial facilities, like college dormitories and hospitals. However, waiting for minutes for hot water to reach the point of use when a hot water tap is turned on can be frustrating and wasteful. This is where a properly designed hot water return and distribution system is key. It ensures on-demand point-of-use domestic hot water in a facility.

Maximizing Efficiency with an Instantaneous Steam to Hot Water Heat Exchanger

Cooney Thermo-Pack is an instantaneous steam-to-hot water generator that uses the entire hot water distribution system with the hot water return system to maintain a constant flow of hot water as needed. It does not heat unnecessary amounts of storage tank water. The V Ball steam control valve technology and counter cross-flow sub-cooling system design ensure significant steam savings for generating the same heat load in a vertical, space-saving footprint. The Cooney Thermo-pack provides the consistent and reliable hot water needs of any application.

In existing large hot water storage tanks in commercial facilities that have hot water return systems installed, hot water on-demand is solved, but it may be wasteful in keeping the contents of that entire storage tank hot, as well as the entire domestic hot water system. The Cooney Thermo-Pack, on the other hand, provides a solution that is more efficient and effective.

Do you know how much hot water your facility actually needs?

Engineers often oversize domestic water heaters, resulting in an inefficient generation of hot water. This is because the system is generally sized for a peak demand that may not be seen very often. To get an accurate representation of a facility’s actual hot water consumption needs, we offer a free flow-rate analysis with non-invasive water meters for Cooney Thermo-Pack quotes. This data can be used to properly size a heat exchanger that is more appropriately sized for their actual hot water consumption, resulting in increased efficiency and cost savings.

Contact Cooney for Your Free Flow-Rate Analysis Today!

In conclusion, a properly designed hot water return and distribution system is essential for any facility that requires on-demand hot water. Waiting for hot water to reach the point of use when a hot water tap is turned on can be frustrating and inefficient.  It usually results in significant amounts of stratified cooler water wasted down the drain, waiting for the user to get their desired water temperature from the tap. The Thermo-Pack provides an efficient and effective solution for high domestic hot water consumption needs in commercial facilities.

Contact us today for your free flow-rate analysis and see how a Cooney Thermo-Pack can help to reduce your bottom line. Contact us today to learn more at 610-783-1136 or We look forward to helping you get the reliable hot water your facility needs!