HVAC systems are energy-intensive, especially when used in commercial properties. As a commercial property owner or manager, balancing cooling and heating requirements with the utility costs can be difficult. In this blog, Sierra Air shares tips on how to save money with your commercial HVAC system.
TIP: Change or Clean the Air Filters Regularly
Changing your HVAC air filters should already be part of your maintenance routine and shouldn’t be put off. Dirty and clogged filters tend to overwork HVAC systems by restricting incoming airflow. Air filters are designed to be user-replaceable or -washable depending on the model and are much cheaper than the potential repair costs dirty filters may incur.
TIP: Upgrade to Programmable Thermostats
Programmable thermostats make it easier to manage each client’s cooling and heating requirements, by allowing automated HVAC setting depending on certain conditions. For example, you can program the HVAC system to reduce its output during weekends and after office hours. This can be customized per workspace so it won’t affect clients who have operations 24/7. Using optimal output only when you need it can cut down a significant portion of your energy consumption.
TIP: Don’t Put Off Scheduled Maintenance
Regular maintenance may sound counterintuitive in terms of spending money, but considering the alternative, it could save you money. Neglected HVAC systems tend to consume more energy and can prematurely wear out. The resulting costs for a repair or unplanned replacement are much more than paying for maintenance. Plus, you will avoid potential downtime, as well as complaints from your clients, resulting in even more potential savings.
TIP: Ensure Properly Sealed Heating and Cooling Ducts
Homeowners invest money on energy-efficient windows, entry doors, and exterior walls to minimize air leaks. It only makes sense to have heating and cooling ducts to match. Leaking ducts mean increased heating and cooling requirements from your HVAC system, which results in increased monthly utility bills. Working with your trusted HVAC technician can help ensure that all your bases are covered, which makes your HVAC system more efficient and less resource-intensive.
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