If you want to save money on your utility bills, knowing how much power your commercial HVAC systems use is a good starting point. This will give you a baseline reference that will help you determine if your energy-saving efforts are actually making a difference. Additionally, this will also show you which units consume the most power, allowing you to redirect your attention to the biggest troublemakers and find a suitable solution.
But how do you establish this baseline in the first place? Let our HVAC specialists at M&M answer this question and more below.
What Is an Energy Audit?
Companies that service commercial HVAC systems may refer to energy audits in different ways. They are also commonly known as energy assessments or energy surveys. For each specific period (usually a billing cycle), your household will consume a certain amount of power. Much like how an audit can show you where your finances have gone, an energy audit can tell you which appliances or parts of your home are consuming the highest amounts of energy.
Who Can Perform an Energy Audit?
Who can perform the audit for you depends on the type of audit you’re wanting done. For instance, you can perform a general home energy survey yourself to determine where your household’s energy is being used. While this can work in a pinch and will give you a rough estimate, it should be noted that the margin of error for this method is extremely high and should only be considered when making minor decisions.
Residential or commercial HVAC systems will need a Home Energy Survey Professional to fully determine the details of your electrical consumption. This service will provide a full report that gives an overall accounting of your energy use and which units are the biggest drains of power.
What Can I Expect From an Energy Audit?
The benefits of a general energy survey are not exclusively limited to energy efficiency, however. With the right solutions, you can expect lower utility bills overall. Additionally, your comfort will likewise improve as optimizing your HVAC system will also have a positive effect on indoor air quality, temperature control and environmental impact.
Where Can I Learn More About Energy Audits?
Our professionals at M&M would be more than happy to answer all your questions about energy audits and efficiency. Give us a call at (209) 952-6580 or fill out our contact form to get started today.