Heating and cooling systems are very important to businesses in order to keep a comfortable environment for customers and employees. A proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is key to creating that healthy work environment, but it is also responsible for a major percentage of a company’s electricity bill. In an effort to conserve energy and your company’s spending, here are some energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions to help you go green.
Preventative maintenance is the easiest and the most important thing to do when it comes to improving energy efficiency. Regularly scheduled maintenance on your HVAC system will ensure it is always running at peak performance. Preventative maintenance includes changing the air filters, cleaning the compressor coils repairing leaks and other tasks. When your system is running at its intended level of efficiency, the unit requires less energy to perform heating and cooling responsibilities. This conservation of electricity will save you money on your power bill.
It is also good practice to keep the temperature at a relatively consistent rate. Many people believe it is smart to turn off your HVAC unit when the business is closed in order to save power. However, this practice can actually end up costing you more. By completely turning off your heating and cooling system, the unit will have to work extra hard to balance out the temperature changes when your business opens the next morning. This translates to more energy expended and higher costs. However, changing the temperature by a few degrees during off-hours can turn in to energy savings.
Investing in technology that is intended to conserve energy and have your unit perform efficiently is also a great way to go green. ENERGY STAR qualified products are great units to install for your company’s efficient heating and cooling needs. Incorporating control strategies on your unit will ensure that the system is only being utilized when necessary. Programmable thermostats, multiple zones and other items can be installed to help with your energy conservation. These technologies can be included on new HVAC units, but can also be installed in old systems as too.
If you are looking for more energy efficient solutions for your business, MaintenX is here to help. To learn more about our services, please call us at 855–751- 0075.