As 2020 draws to a close, you’re probably planning out your energy budget for 2021 and trying to figure out how you can reduce your energy costs. You can generate some new cost savings in a few different ways, such as using preventative maintenance and implementing HVAC controls in your facility. Let’s examine how these HVAC practices can reduce your facility’s energy usage and lower your utility bills.
Preventative maintenance is the practice of scheduling regular maintenance appointments where an HVAC technician examines your facility’s system. During these appointments, the technician can fix small problems in your HVAC system before they grow into large ones. If you don’t schedule regular maintenance for your system and small problems do appear, your heating and cooling system has to work harder to get through those problems and produce good quality air for your facility. When your system has to work harder, it will eventually experience a breakdown that could be much more expensive than a series of preventative maintenance appointments. So investing in preventative maintenance can help you reduce your utility bills and manage your energy budget.
You can access this type of maintenance by entering into a preventative maintenance contract with your HVAC provider. This type of contract outlines how many visits your provider’s technicians will make and what maintenance tasks they will perform during each visit. The contract helps you hold your provider accountable for the tasks they perform on your HVAC system, and it guarantees that your system receives the regular maintenance it needs to run smoothly and produce healthy air for your commercial facility.
Preventative maintenance includes changing the air filters, cleaning out the drain pans, changing out the fan belt, and other small tasks. When your HVAC technician performs these tasks, they prevent problems from starting and solve small issues before they grow larger. In the long run, these small tasks help improve HVAC efficiency, and you’ll see energy efficiency improvements throughout your system and your whole facility. These maintenance tasks are essentially very small energy efficiency projects that fit alongside larger projects, like implementing HVAC controls in your system. If you keep your HVAC system well maintained, it’s easier to work with it to complete larger energy efficiency projects that reduce your energy usage.
Preventative maintenance is the practice of scheduling regular maintenance appointments where an HVAC technician examines your facility’s system. During these appointments, the technician can fix small problems in your HVAC system before they grow into large ones. If you don’t schedule regular maintenance for your system and small problems do appear, your heating and cooling system has to work harder to get through those problems and produce good quality air for your facility.
Preventative maintenance isn’t the only path to keeping your HVAC budget under control. You can also use energy-saving automation controls to keep your HVAC system from using more energy than necessary. For example, you can install a building automation system (BAS) that allows you to preset temperatures remotely for your facility’s different zones. A BAS allows you to manage your HVAC system no matter where you are, so you can change your system’s settings as needed to create HVAC energy conservation in your facility.
How do you implement HVAC controls for your HVAC system? You partner with Air Comfort. We can design controls from scratch, but we can also retrofit HVAC controls for your current system. Putting HVAC controls in place will save money, reduce your budget, and generate energy efficiency ROI for your system. You can trust us to develop the right HVAC controls setup for your commercial facility.
If you’re ready to reduce your energy budget for 2021, reach out to Air Comfort today. We customize our preventative maintenance services and HVAC controls solutions to meet your facility’s heating, cooling, and ventilation needs. You can trust us to provide HVAC services and solutions that help your system produce good quality air that ensures your facility is a healthy and comfortable place to work.
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