Utility costs can be a major drain for any facility, but small businesses in particular feel the pressure of having both a comfortable environment and an affordable energy bill. Thankfully, there are a number of things they can do to help their small business cut down on HVAC energy costs through more efficient equipment and preventative maintenance.
One of the easiest ways to cut down on energy costs is to install systems that run on less power, without sacrificing performance. Look for EnergyStar rated appliances, which show you how much you can save per year. Most energy-efficient equipment is no harder to install, and if you raise your efficiency significantly you may qualify for tax credits.
Additionally, establishing a preventative maintenance plan is an effective way to save on HVAC energy costs without installing anything. Though the system should get a meticulous inspection during the offseason, that doesn’t obviate the need for regularly scheduled maintenance, which decreases the likelihood of breakdowns while keeping the system running optimally. Improperly maintained HVAC wastes electricity and runs less efficiently. As well, consistent maintenance extends the useful life of your equipment and allows you to plan replacements and upgrades when it’s convenient for you, rather than on a contingent basis.
We at MaintenX excel in preventative maintenance plans and system installations for businesses both large and small. To learn more about the services we offer, and how we can help you effect HVAC energy savings, please contact us anytime.