In our last blog, we talked about how your electrical system is the beating heart of your commercial facility. The HVAC system, on the other hand, is its lungs. An equally vital part of keeping the building alive, the HVAC system provides a comfortable environment and purifies the indoor air quality. Without a high-functioning HVAC, your building is in trouble.
Your HVAC system is not only responsible for indoor air quality and comfortable temperatures. It could be responsible for up to 60% of your building’s energy use. Studies show that heating and air conditioning is the #1 source of energy consumption in both residential and commercial buildings. By creating a more sustainable HVAC system, you can put money back in your pocket while taking care of the planet at large.
How To Make Your Current System More Sustainable
The first thing you should consider when creating a more sustainable HVAC system is how to improve the system you already have. You should focus on maximizing the service life of your current units, which you can do by upgrading the insulation of your ductwork and performing regular preventative maintenance.
An HVAC system that is under-insulated will have to work harder, and therefore use more energy, in order to perform its basic functions. Until your system is ready to be replaced, schedule regular preventative checks with your MaintenX HVAC team. This can reduce your energy bills instantly and prepare you for sustainable upgrades in the future.
If your HVAC system is reaching the end of its service life, you should strongly consider an energy-efficient unit. These systems, though more expensive at the onset, will help you save thousands of dollars a year in energy savings. They also reduce your building’s overall environmental impact. Over time, these systems will outperform traditional HVAC units to create a more sustainable solution for your building.
Ask your MaintenX team about different energy-efficient HVAC systems suitable for your building. They may even recommend a solar-powered HVAC system which can further decrease your energy bills and environmental impact. While not suitable for all buildings, a solar-powered commercial HVAC system may be the perfect solution for your eco-friendly building design.
Are You Ready To Build Sustainably?
Sustainability in facility maintenance is a top priority for MaintenX. We believe that good service starts with proper planning. By taking into account the long-term health and performance of your HVAC system, you can create a safer and more sustainable place to work.
To learn more about sustainable HVAC systems and upgrades, contact your local MaintenX team today!