As business owners ourselves, we are familiar with the many overhead costs involved. We understand just how important it is to keep an eye on both small and large expenses affecting your bottom line. Energy bills can play a significant role in costs for a business, but there are ways you can save money on your commercial HVAC.
Whether you are building your business from the ground up or looking to improve your overall costs for an existing business, it is good to consider the following:
When purchasing an HVAC system for your commercial building, keep your eye out for high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) ratings. These ratings will gauge the unit’s efficiency, which directly impacts how much you will spend on your energy bill. The higher the efficiency, the better. Sometimes these units can have a greater upfront cost, but the payout long term is often times worth it.
Additionally, proper insulation is essential for helping your system run efficiently. Poor insulation can cause your system to overwork and drive up energy costs. Seal doors, windows, and cracks in the foundation to limit air leaks while also adding sufficient interior insulation to your building. Properly insulating buildings is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep energy bills down.
If you own a business with hefty equipment that creates a lot of heat, try running it only at night (if possible) in the warmer months when no employees or patrons are present. You can adjust the thermostat to keep the equipment from overheating, saving money when you don’t have to compensate for the comfort of the people in the building.
If you own a business with computers or other office equipment, opt for energy-efficient units that will save money on your energy and will reduce the amount of heat generated in the building.
Choosing the right thermostat is an easy solution for both new and existing buildings. Technology now allows us to tailor the temperature of the space based on the time of day and day of the week. Using either a programmable or smart thermostat will allow you to adjust the temperature around business hours so you can focus more on the work at hand and not the temperature settings. Learn more about thermostat options here, or give us a call if you have any questions about the right solutions for your business.
- Consider using HVLS (high volume, low speed) fans to create airflow and boost efficiency.
- Change your air filters regularly. This will provide a cleaner workspace, healthier indoor air quality and help your HVAC system work more efficiently. Learn about the different types of filters here.
- Use efficient lightbulbs to help create less heat in your commercial space.
Reach out to our team to talk about the best commercial HVAC solutions for your home.
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