Making smart decisions to reduce the energy consumption of your commercial HVAC system could mean significantly lower utility bills, having a positive impact on your operating budget.
Here are a few ways to help you to keep your HVAC system running more efficiently.
Perform an Energy Audit
A professional audit performed by energy experts ensures that you have the technical data you require to understand the truth about your facility’s energy consumption. The report includes an analysis of data related to the performance of the mechanical and lighting systems. It typically includes information such as historical energy usage data, equipment condition information, and repair costs.
Regularly Schedule Preventative Maintenance
In order to keep your heating and cooling system in prime condition, a professional HVAC service company should perform maintenance tasks such as filter replacement, inspecting belts and pulleys, changing lubricating oil if needed, and replacing parts or equipment that may be worn out.
Leverage Smart Technology
There are many types of smart technology solutions that can help an HVAC system to conserve energy. A programmable thermostat can turn the system off during times when employees are not there, such as evenings or weekends. Smart sensors can detect when employees are present and adjust the HVAC system automatically. It is best to discuss your solution options with your commercial HVAC service provider.
Budget for System Upgrades
Upgrading to a high-efficiency HVAC system offers both long-term and short-term benefits with regard to performance and costs. It’s important to budget for upgrades over time to ensure that you have the best solution for your building’s needs.
Consider the Benefits of Solar For Your Building
The installation of solar panels is a fairly easy upgrade to make that contributes greatly to reducing a building’s energy footprint. These have numerous benefits, including lowered energy costs, reduced operating expenses, and decreased exposure to sometimes volatile energy prices. Solar systems can last for up to forty years, and most operators see a return on investment within three to five years. You can read more about the benefits of solar technology for your building here: Consider the Benefits of Solar Energy for Your Commercial Building.
Speak with the energy experts at Donnelly Mechanical to learn more about energy-saving options that make sense for your building.