Eco-friendly literally means earth friendly. Eco-friendly products are products that promote green living that helps us to conserve energy as well as prevent air, water and noise pollution. Therefore it also means that this term most commonly refers to products that contribute to practices that help conserve resources like water and energy. They prove to be quite a boon for our environment and also prevent human health from deterioration.
Importance of Eco-friendly Elevator or Lifts –
When it comes to eco-friendly lifts or green elevators like we call them, they are not just meant for conserving energy but are also designed to give back much more than what is invested. For example, regenerative drive elevator lifts help by recovering energy that is usually used up as heat.
Environmentally Sound –
Eco-friendly elevators not only help in producing power which could be used for other purposes, but they also help in saving money by minimizing the need for cooling the elevator machine. Regenerative drives help in reducing power consumption and that helps you in saving big in the long term. New green elevator systems offer several features that help in cutting down on costs. They not only help reduce the amount of wasted energy but they also help promote conservation of ecology. They also help you save your hard-earned money as well as your time through efficient operation.
No Lubricants needed –
Eco-friendly lifts do not have cables or gear pistons and which is why we do not have to lubricate them regularly or worry about preventing any oil leaks. Hydraulic lifts on the other hand do require regular lubrication in order to operate smoothly.
More Energy Savings –
As mentioned before, eco-friendly lifts do not consume a lot of energy. They don’t use power for descending because they work on gravity. Similarly, the amount of energy required for moving upward is also minimal. Halogen and LED lighting has increasingly being used in these lifts to further help reduce energy consumption. Installation and maintenance of these lights cost less as compared to the conventional lighting systems. Besides, these systems also use sensors that automatically switch off lights when the lift is not in use.
Exclusive Sensors –
Eco-friendly lifts have special sensors that further help increase energy efficiency. They allow the system to enter idle mode whenever they are not in use. Not only are the lights turned off, the ventilation, the music and the video systems are either turned off or hibernated. Usually, the ventilation systems are slowed down.
The latest eco-friendly lift systems are installed with specially designed energy saving drives that enables efficient use of energy. So when the car moves down, the current is pumped back into the system. This helps in saving energy which would otherwise get wasted. The recovered energy is then used up within your home or your office’s electrical system. This could help you save hundreds of rupees annually in energy costs. It can also help you in reducing machine room cooling which accounts for a significantly major part of energy costs in running the lift. Thus, there are many advantages of switching over to eco-friendly lifts. They help in saving energy, time and money in the long run. They also need lesser maintenance and therefore helps you save your valuable time and effort.
Written By Bhakti Pavithran