Running a business is all about keeping costs down. When it comes to your commercial energy bills, your heating and cooling system is one of the biggest contributors. According to the Department of Energy, about 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, and cooling accounts for about 15% of the energy that commercial buildings use. Here are four ways to lower costs associated with the HVAC in your commercial building.
Replace Air Filters Regularly
Your air filters play a larger role in your building's energy use than you may realize. Clogged air filters restrict airflow, which places additional strain on your HVAC system and leads to higher energy consumption and lower air quality. Some air filters should be changed every month; others can be replaced every three months. Change your filters according to the recommendation by the manufacturer.
Install Programmable Thermostats
There's no need to keep the air conditioning running when your building is empty. Smart thermostats can save your company hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs. You can program the system to adjust the temperature when your building is not in use. An experienced HVAC technician can recommend the best thermostat for your commercial building.
Keep Vents Clear
Ensure that the vents in your building are not blocked by furniture or other items. According to EnergyStar, "as much as 25 percent more energy is required to distribute air if your vents are blocked."
Schedule Air Conditioning Service
Your commercial HVAC system needs ongoing maintenance in order to perform its best. Having air conditioning service each spring and fall ensures that your heating and cooling system isn't wasting energy. With regular maintenance, your technician will also address any problems before they become more costly. Quality maintenance will keep your HVAC system running as long as possible.
Contact us to learn more and schedule your air conditioning service.