Heating and cooling is a very critical aspect to any business environment. Whether you work in a small office or a corporate building, it’s important to keep your workplace at a comfortable and safe temperature. Now that 2019 is officially in session, it’s time for companies to start defining new business objectives for the year. In order to accomplish these objectives, a very thorough, well-thought plan must be established. Business owners and company executives will take a close look at business reports, establish budgets, and determine what resources need to be obtained.
During this time one of the biggest factors to consider is the building environment. Though we may not be very far into the new year, that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about your HVAC equipment. Before you know it, summer will be in short reach, leaving us to crank up the air conditioning system. As we evaluate business strategies for the year, it’s important for business owners to think about installing more efficient HVAC designs.
This may be a big project and it will probably be an expensive investment at first, but if you manage it right, it will be completely worthwhile. If you decide to take on a commercial HVAC installation initiative this year, then be sure to follow these tips so you can save some extra money:
Leave The Thermostat Alone:
An easy way to waste a lot of energy is to frequently change the temperature on the thermostat. If you are installing a new heating and cooling system, then you should consider getting a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts temperatures at preset times. This will help prevent those sporadic climate changes in your building, thus helping you save more money over the year.
Rely On Natural Light:
Natural light is a very useful energy source that can help you avoid breaking the bank. During the winter, it’s best to take advantage of this free energy source. When the sun is at its peak, it’s best to pull the curtains and blinds open to let sunlight naturally warm the building. To gain an extra boost, you should close blinds on shadier areas of the building where sunlight isn’t reflecting.
Don’t Let Overuse Expensive Energy:
There are a few things that will cause your mechanical building system to work much harder, which will ultimately cause your energy bills to skyrocket. For example, an exhaust fan in the kitchen or bathroom is working against the HVAC system. This causes the heating and cooling system to blow air at a higher pressure in order to maintain an optimal climate in the building. Don’t make it a regular habit to use these energy sources or leave them on when they are not needed.
Keep The Building Air Tight:
Proper insulation is extremely important. If there are any leaks or cracks in your HVAC system, this will cause your HVAC system to work harder, which poses a risk for it to breakdown earlier. If that’s the case, then not only will you have to pay an expensive utility bill, but you’ll also have to prepare for what could be a very costly repair. Make sure you seal leaks, fireplaces, and windows with caulk or other weatherstripping material.
Establish Preventative Maintenance Routine:
It’s good to inspect your cooling and heating systems on a periodic schedule. Regular clean the equipment and change air filters on a consistent basis (every 30 days would be recommended). Make sure to have extra weatherstripping material around just in case you need to apply a new layer of sealant.
Call Air Comfort:
The experts at Air Comfort have built a trusted reputation for optimizing a variety of HVAC systems for commercial buildings and residential settings. With more than 80 years of combined experience in the mechanical services industry, we’ve mastered the craft of providing comfort to every business environment. Whether it’s HVAC ductwork, mini-split air conditioning, or any other heating and cooling effort, you’ll always be in good hands when you work with our team. We take care of everything from preventative maintenance to plan and spec services to the final design and installation. Our team works with the latest innovations in all HVAC system designs so we’ll be able to help your business maintain a long-term edge. By working with us, you’ll be able to gain better air quality, energy efficiency, and the peace of mind that your building is always in peak form.