Businesses big and small are always looking for ways to save money. When you consider how much your company spends on cooling and heating your commercial building, you might be wondering, is there a way for me to save on HVAC costs?
The answer is yes! There are a variety of ways that you can save money on HVAC costs throughout the year by keeping your HVAC system healthy and reducing energy usage.
Affordable Commercial HVAC Solutions
Here are just 6 simple HVAC solutions that will save your company money:
- Choose the right HVAC unit.
It is important to choose an HVAC unit that is the right size for your building. If the unit is too small, it will have to work harder to cool and heat the space, increasing your energy usage and putting additional strain on the HVAC system. If you choose an oversized unit, the unit will turn on and off more often because it takes less time to bring the room to the right temperature. This also impacts energy costs and can cause wear and tear on the system. An HVAC professional can help you choose the right system for your building size.
- Change your HVAC filters regularly.
Did you know that changing your HVAC filters can help you save money? Dirty or clogged filters overwork your HVAC system. This not only leads to poor indoor air quality but can also waste energy and cause unnecessary maintenance issues, which can cost your company money. Changing your filters monthly helps save on energy costs and keep your HVAC unit running smoothly.
- Use a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat can help you save on energy costs, even in a big space. Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust temperature settings to keep employees comfortable in different seasons. You can also adjust temperature settings on nights, weekends, or other times that people are not using the building to save energy when these spaces are not being used.
- Properly seal heating and cooling ducts.
Making sure that your heating and cooling ducts are properly sealed can help you improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. Contact an HVAC professional who has experience sealing ducts. They should start by focusing on areas of the building that are unprotected such as areas underneath the building. Adequate sealing helps reduce energy waste, and thus cuts down on energy costs.
- Schedule routine maintenance.
Routine maintenance is essential to keeping your commercial HVAC unit running at peak performance year-round. Get a tune-up from a professional HVAC company in the spring before your AC is used heavily in the summer. This will help you save on energy costs throughout the year and prolong the life of your unit.
- Look for seasonal promotions or other discounts from your HVAC provider.
Many HVAC companies will provide discounts on maintenance or tune-ups during certain times of the year, while others provide discounts for commercial customers with a service contract or those who are repeat customers. Call your HVAC provider to find out what discounts they offer commercial customers throughout the year.
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