If you’re not paying close attention to your monthly energy bill, then you’re already putting your facility at a financial disadvantage. Achieving optimal energy efficiency is a critical component of staying environmentally conscious and keeping your monthly energy expenditure low. At Air Comfort, it’s our job to make sure that you have all of the tools and resources that you need to keep your HVAC equipment performing at a high level. While we specialize in commercial HVAC installation and maintenance, our goal is to improve energy efficiency for your heating and cooling services even when we’re not around. So, how can you make your commercial heating and air conditioning system run better than ever? We’ve outlined some helpful tips below that can make your equipment hum, no matter what.
Stick to a preventative maintenance schedule.
It’s always easier to fix an issue if you take care of it before it’s too late. With preventative maintenance, you’ll keep tabs on your energy consumption by making sure that everything is in working order before things get out of hand and you need emergency service. The longer you put off routine tasks like cleaning, part replacement, and other essential parts of preventative HVAC service, the more likely it is that your equipment will run inefficiently.
Make repairs quickly.
Similar to putting off preventative maintenance, waiting on repairing can have disastrous results The more proactive you are in seeking help, the more quickly you’ll be able to return to business as usual. Trying to operate with outdated, ill-functioning HVAC equipment can yield further breakdowns and more costly fixes.
Install programmable thermostats and smart technology.
Who’s watching your HVAC system once you head home for the day? A lot of companies find their worst energy conservation habits come from not being diligent about their system’s usage when they leave for the night or go home on the weekends. You shouldn’t have to work 24/7 to watch over your HVAC system; with programmable thermostats and smart technology, you can make efficiency improvements that take your schedule into account. If your thermostats can detect when people aren’t in the building and adjust the temperature accordingly, you won’t have to worry as much at the end of the workday.
Conduct energy audits.
The more carefully you examine your past energy bills, the more you’ll notice spikes in energy consumption. If any usage patterns stand out (i.e., changes that don’t stem from a change in seasons), it might be time to take an honest look at the way you utilize your HVAC and how you can make your appliances more energy efficient through consumption alone. The more aware you are how, when, and why you use your HVAC equipment, the easier it is to change your habits accordingly.
Now that you have some idea of what best practices you can implement for your facility, it’s time to take your energy saving habits to the next level. If you find that you’re still running into issues with your HVAC equipment, reach out to Air Comfort today. For everything from installation, repair, and preventative maintenance, we’ll make sure that we’ve got you covered.