5 Easy HVAC Energy-Saving Tips
Saving money on your utility bill by increasing efficiency at your workplace can be easier than you think. Below are five tips from the U.S. Small Business Administration for increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system.
- Get pre-season HVAC tune-ups. Preventative maintenance not only reduces downtime and operational costs, but also extends the life of your equipment.
- Change or clean air filters. Dirty or clogged filters force compressors to run longer and work harder, which simultaneously increases utility costs and decreases component life.
- Pay attention to sunlight. During the summer months, consider using solar screens or films to prevent direct sunlight from shining through the windows. In the winter months, unobstructed windows can help the building soak up solar energy, heating rooms faster.
- Use fans to move air. Delay or reduce the need for air conditioning with fans, which can make warmer temperatures feel more comfortable.
- Find and seal leaks. Add caulk or weather stripping to seal air leaks around doors and windows.
If you’re looking for more ways to save, give the Air Comfort Problem Solvers a call. They can evaluate your current HVAC system to find the best solution for your needs and budget. These solutions can range from small operational changes like replacing pneumatic controls with electronic ones to complete system overhauls like installing a new, energy-efficient absorption chiller that has the potential to cut your energy use in half. More real solutions from the Air Comfort team of Problem Solvers.
For more tips on making your business more energy efficient, visit sba.gov.