Energy Efficient Upgrades
Added wall insulation- Increased R-Value= energy savings
Heating Capacity- Get to temp quicker, and stay up to set point when power venting
Added Wind Flow- Oak designed kilns converted to dry poplar and maple faster
Venting Capacity/Power Vents- Vent faster on wood such as poplar. Shorter kiln turnover
Variable Frequency Drives- Energy consumption reduced when full load not needed
Converting shaft driven kilns to direct drive- No more walking on roofs to fill oil cups and changing bearings. More wind flow in the kilns
Added R-Value to kilns. Can be applied to both aluminum or masonry kilns. 1", 2", or even 3" added to walls and covered with corrugated aluminum sheeting.