3 Ways To Save Energy On HVAC Systems
The average American household can spend more than $2,000 a year on energy bills, according to Energy Star, which is an Environmental Protection Agency's energy conservation program. The average company can spend far more than that. Heating and cooling costs, like HVAC systems, can amount to half of that of these costs.
There are many ways to lower these costs and save you money, especially as the summer progresses and the days get hotter, meaning more need for air conditioning. To help you save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars here is a list of things you should know.
1. Leave The Thermostat Alone
Changing the thermostat setting frequently wastes a lot of energy. Your home or commercial HVAC system has to draw more and more power to adjust itself, after just getting the temperature where it was desired.
A good way to help lower these costs is a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust temperatures at present time, it can save a lot of money.
2. Keep It When It Belongs
Be sure that none of your money is wasted. Check the ductwork for leaks and damages, and if you spot any, call local HVAC services or HVAC companies to get it repaired. Keeping your home or business airtight can help lower HVAC bills, and sealing leaks in doors, windows, and fireplaces can reduce your heating and cooling costs.
3. Replace Old Equipment
A little bit of dirt in your system can go a long way in causing problems. The filter on an HVAC unit should be changed at least once every three months, to ensure the best possible results.
You should also replace the unit entirely if it's older than 10 years or more. Getting a new unit could save you money as it will be more energy efficient, as technology progresses. Contact HVAC contractors to see about getting a new unit and what they recommend.
Of course, there are factors that could major into your commercial HVAC expenses that haven't been covered, like if you are a hotel manager and have a pool. Managing the heat and humidity of an indoor pool, and poolpak servicing can be an added expense.
Even a conventional heating system for a pool, and not a very large one, can cost from $100 to $200 a month, assuming optimal conditions, and not running constantly. Contacting your local commercial HVAC repair and maintenance companies is a good way to start the process of saving money.
If you have any questions about conserving energy, money, or poolpak servicing, please contact us. We'll be happy to help.