Why do we need to save money in 2023?
On 10th March, Silicon Valley Bank closed down. From October 2022, Twitter has shed about over 80% of its workers until now. According to International Monetary Funds, the unemployment rate in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in over 50 years. While at the same time, prices keep rising due to the pandemic and have spread to housing and other services. People are less optimistic about economic growth and are trying to spend less to get through this unique period safely. That is the same for everyone in the world. But truck drivers might still waste their money.
How much money are truck drivers wasting?
According to the Department of Energy, trucks consumes about 0.8 gallons of fuel per hour when idling (1). Suppose that you keep the engine running for 8 hours at night, there will be 6.4 gallons in total. One gallon of fuel is $4.5 now. If we simply do math, idling for one day costs you $28.80. Suppose the hot summer and the idling lasts for 90 days, you will spend an extra of $2592 on fuels in 2023.
Not to mention that idling might also do damage to your engine, which leads to another expense for car repairing. In some areas or countries, idling is illegal and people can report you to get rewards.
You might think of another way of keeping cool—using an APU, which is actually a small generator. You will then need to buy each part to install them together. The fee is about $12,000 to $15,000. And that doesn’t include the fuel fee of $810 a year that you use to supply power to the essential electrics ($1.1/0.25 gallon for this small generator). Also, you are going to pay for periodic maintenance of the APU.
Why do truckers need to stay cool in their vehicles?
Although shutting down the engine isn't always a viable solution for truck drivers, having access to air conditioning is crucial for staying cool during hot summer days. Whether you're taking a lunch break or sleeping in your truck in Florida, excessive heat can lead to serious health issues like dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and respiratory problems, causing symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, and even unconsciousness or asthma attacks.
However, there is a solution to keep you cool and save money on fuel costs by avoiding excessive idling. The ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 portable air conditioner is the perfect solution. In addition to taking breaks in shaded areas and staying hydrated, this portable air conditioner can keep you comfortable and healthy while on the road.
How can ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC help truck drivers in summer?
First of all, ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC is totally able to help you sleep comfortably in your truck cabin on summer nights and protect you from any heat-causing problems with a little power consumed. It outperforms other traditional air conditioners in many ways.
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ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC's air outlet temperature can drop by 30°F in 10 mins. For your reference, in 96.7°F (35.94°C) summer day, it drops down the temperature within a 3-person tent from 98°F (36.67°C) to 79.1°F (26.17°C) after 52 mins (the air outlet temperature drops from 89°F (31.67°C) to 62°F (16.67°C). Check out the video of this test. Please note that its cooling capacity will be affected by many factors, such as the number of people in the truck, the space size of the cabin, the outside weather, and so on.
Let's address the elephant in the room: money. How much can the ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC save you? Let's break it down. A ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC with one battery costs $1499, while a traditional AC unit can cost upwards of $2592. That's a savings of $1093 right off the bat in the first year of use. But the savings don't stop there. By using the ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC, you'll continue to save $2592 every year you use it. That's a significant amount of money that can be put towards other expenses or even saved for a rainy day. So not only is the ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC convenient and portable, but it's also a rational investment that pays off in the long run.
Let's look at the reviews from truck drivers' experience using ZERO BREEZE Mark 2 AC:
(1) Long-haul truck idling burns up profits - energy. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2022, from https://afdc.energy.gov/files/u/publication/hdv_idling_2015.pdf