Although inflation blowers are constantly running, our inflation and HVAC units are highly efficient; the operational cost of air domes is a fraction the cost of traditional buildings. Broadwell also offers an advanced air filtration system that cleans and sanitizes the air in your dome.
Air operational costs can typically be $0.5-$1 per square foot per year, but it depends on a variety of factors. To calculate a more accurate estimate of operational costs of your dome, we would consider the following:
- Your local utility cost of electricity, natural gas, or other fuel source used for your mechanical units.
- Type and amount of lighting used.
- If temperature controlling your dome, the "occupied" temperature and "unoccupied" temperature, and how many hours a day the dome will be at these temperatures?
- Your 10 year local temperature history. The higher the difference between desired internal and outside temperature, the more energy required to achieve it.
We developed a mobile app that allows you to monitor the pressure, temperature, air quality, real-time power consumption, historical power consumption, and outside wind speed of your dome from any smart device.