With the summer heat already here, your company’s air conditioning unit is the crown jewel of the facility. You’ll want to keep your customers and employees comfy all summer long. So when it comes to installing a new Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit, you want to make sure it’s done right the first time. Here a few things to consider when installing a new unit.
Install the Right Sized HVAC Unit
Simply installing a large air conditioner doesn’t mean you will have a more frigid space. In fact, an inappropriately sized air conditioner can be less effective and waste more energy (and money). In order to help you with your sizing needs, you can visit the Energy Star website to figure out the perfect sized air conditioner for your business or facility.
Preventative Maintenance Plan
When you’re investing in a new air conditioning unit, you’ll want to make sure you keep it working efficiently. Not only will this maintain your system’s peak performance, it will also save you money. It’s important to find a preventative maintenance plan to provide regular inspections, cleanings, and filter changes.
Efficiency is Key
More efficiency means more money in the bank. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is the unit of measure that determines air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency. Today, the minimum SEER a unit can have is 13. So, when looking to install a new air conditioning unit, look for one with a SEER of 13 or higher. This will ensure you get the coolest air for your money.
It’s silly to assume that you should get the same size air conditioning unit when you are in the market to replace your company’s system. If you have made changes in your facility in order to increase energy efficiency, you might be able to continue your savings with a small HVAC unit. These upgrades include installing energy efficient windows, adding extra insulation or relying on ceiling fans, among others. Be sure to talk to your facility manager or technician to find out the best plan for your business.
These are all things to consider when installing a new air conditioning unit. With these helping tips in mind, you’ll be sure to find the perfect unit for your company.