We calculated using the purchase price of the pump from 2 years ago and with an energy price of €0.2/kWh how long it took for the pump to consume its own value in energy. For pumps running 40 hours a week, this was between 2 to 2.5 years for smaller pumps and to less than 1 year for large pumps. With today’s prices and an energy cost of €0.4/kWh (which is still conservatively calculated), a pump often consumes its own cost price on energy within 6 months.
Energetic efficiency becomes more important
Hence our position that the purchase price of a pump becomes less important, but its energetic efficiency all the more. A pump that is 10% cheaper to purchase, but consumes 5% more power, will cost the same after a year as the more expensive pump. For all subsequent years, you pay the difference in purchase price to your energy supplier each year again and again. And remember, a pump with an efficiency of 60% consumes 5% more energy than another with 63% efficiency!
At Packo, we have done a lot of research over the past 15 years to increase the energetic efficiency of our pumps and it has ever since been one of the most important points of attention for all newly developed pumps. Today we can say that we have a range of hygienic centrifugal pumps with one of the highest, if not the highest, energetic efficiency on the European market.
Optimal selection guarantees lower energy bills
Contact us to calculate how much energy you can save and what the payback time is for an optimally selected pump with a high energy efficiency.