5) Down-size the Horsepower
Often a smaller horsepower, less expensive triplex will deliver the same performance as a more expensive, high horsepower (Hp) duplex. For example, we regularly substitute 2Hp triplexes for 5Hp duplexes, as they’re less expensive to purchase, less expensive to maintain, and more energy efficient.
6) Simplex vs. Duplex
The redundancy of a duplex is great; but sometimes you just don’t need it.
- Example 1: Top floor of a small motel/hotel has 30psi without a pump. Many clients will opt to save money with a simplex, knowing that if the pump fails, there’s still adequate pressure for fixtures.
- Example 2: A condo complex has ten buildings, each needing a booster. Instead of ten duplexes, each building installs a simplex, and an 11th booster is purchased “for the shelf”.