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Make your building more efficient than ever.

If you’re stuck utilizing outdated commercial HVAC equipment, chances are you’re spending more than you need to on upkeep and expending more energy than necessary. Energy costs are on the rise—that means that building managers need to find creative ways to implement HVAC energy efficiency improvements without spending an inordinate amount of money. After taking care of payroll, energy bills can be your second highest ongoing expense. We’ve outlined some helpful solutions below that help organizations lower their energy consumption without compromising their budget.

 

Analyze your data

How can you possibly hope to improve your commercial HVAC energy savings without knowing what areas you’re falling behind in? By tracking and analyzing pertinent data, you’ll be able to spot significant changes in consumption, specifically when your usage spikes and what’s the cause. The trick to solving any problem is being self-aware enough to ask how you can improve; data analysis is the perfect way to make sure that you’re asking the right questions about your performance. Real-time information can make it easier to decide on how to proceed with tangible, credible proof. Make sure you’re staying current with new data so that you can always administer a sound decision to an issue.

 

Improve lighting efficiency

Some of the most profound advancements in energy efficiency come from changes in lighting; with new and improved LED technologies available in a far broader capacity than ever before, you can enhance commercial or home energy usage more efficiently. The process of replacing fixtures, lamps, bulbs, and ballasts with new equipment (otherwise known as retrofitting), or ordering efficient replacements are great ways for you to decrease energy consumption without dramatically upsetting your budget. Stick with a low energy lighting option like fluorescent, incandescent, halogen, LED, or HID.

 

Install monitoring system

The more information you have on your building, the easier it is to make adjustments. A centralized monitoring solution can increase the control you have over your facility, enabling you to take up a more comprehensive view of how different factors affect your system. Installing a control panel that sends alerts and other notifications when different energy levels act up can keep you up-to-date on your consumption habits and equipment performance.

 

Increase insulation

Adding layers of insulation around your HVAC, heating and cooling pipes, and electrical outlets can help maintain an optimal level of energy efficiency and reduce waste. Insulation provides resistance to heat flow and lowers the heating and cooling costs. Internal or external wall insulation can also reduce heat loss, keeping your building comfortable for employees.

 

The longer you wait, the more you’ll have to pay.

At Air Comfort, our job is to make sure that you have a solution in place that saves you time and money. Don’t waste time with an old solution that doesn’t make sense for today; modernize your HVAC and energy consumption habits with cutting-edge technology.