As a commercial property owner, you need to know how you can lower your utility costs wherever possible without sacrificing security and comfort. That means managing your HVAC system properly so it can produce the right amount of heated and cooled air while consuming a reasonable amount of energy each month. If you’re wondering how you can cut down on your energy costs, here’s what you’ll need to do:
Invest in programmable thermostats and smart technology – You may think it’s simpler to manually adjust the ventilation and temperature so that only the necessary amount of energy is used to keep your office building and its occupants comfortable. It can be effective to keep this setting as it is on weekdays, but it’s different when the occupants are gone for the weekend. In this situation, it’s not really efficient to maintain the same settings on your HVAC system all week long.
In order to prevent wasted energy, it’s wise to install programmable thermostats that can do the adjusting for you. Some systems can even detect the presence or absence of people within your building so it can adjust the heating and air cooling systems accordingly.
Conduct regularly-scheduled maintenance checks – Your building’s HVAC system needs to be inspected and maintained regularly if you want to cut down on energy costs. This also helps you be sure that your heating and cooling system is in peak working condition, which aids in efficient energy consumption.
If you put off regular maintenance, your system will deteriorate and accumulate dust, dirt and other debris over time. This affects the ventilation system of your HVAC unit and makes it work harder, which means it consumes more energy. This can also lead to costly repairs and replacement costs later on if left unattended.
Invest in energy-efficient HVAC systems – Although this may sound like you need to spend more, you can actually get double or even triple the return on your investment if you consider replacing your system, especially if it’s over 10 years old. Newer ENERGY STAR®-rated HVAC models usually have higher SEER ratings, which means higher energy efficiency. In fact, with today’s SEER ratings being around 14 to 18, it’s more cost-effective energy-wise to replace systems that are 10 years old or older.
Whether you have an air conditioning problem or need your heater professionally repaired, consider hiring M & M Heating & Air Conditioning Service Co. Schedule your service today by calling (209) 952-6580. You can also fill out our online request form.