Why purchase a parking cooler?
Buying a parking cooler has a number of advantages. In addition to the logical comfort aspect, there are also environmental and financial reasons to invest in a parking cooler for your truck(s).
It requires no rocket-science to know that a truck with a diesel engine is harmful to the environment. Manufacturers are constantly working to reduce emissions from the 7 to 16 liter engines. They certainly succeed with the newest euro 6 vehicles. But even those trucks emit CO2, NOx etc. Unfortunately, stationary trucks are still a common view of parking places in the summer months. Drivers are forced to keep the engine running to keep the temperature in the cabin comfortable during the night's rest.
With a parking conditioner the driver can rest in a pleasantly cooled cabin without leaving the engine on. A euro 5 Volvo FH produces 1.2 grams of CO2 per liter of diesel. The engine uses about 1.5 liters per hour when stationary and the night's rest lasts 8 hours. That means that an unnecessary 14.4 grams of CO2 is emitted overnight. On an annual basis (5 months, 22 days a month) that is 1.58 kg CO2.
In addition, the annual saving is also considerable because of liminating the unnecessary waste of diesel. It was stated earlier that a stationary truck consumes approximately 1.5 liters per hour. With a liter price of €1,40 you can save €1.848,- per truck per year*.
*Based on 5 months of use per year, 22 days a month, 8 hours a day.