Are you facing high utility bills on your commercial HVAC system? Business owners can spend a good chunk of their electricity bills on heating and cooling a space, which cuts into profits. To prevent such an over-reach from your HVAC system and keep your utility bills low, you need to figure out how to maximize the energy efficiency of your commercial property in Silsbee, Texas. Let's consider some of the ways you can do that.
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
The simplest way of keeping your commercial HVAC costs low is to make sure that the system doesn't break down. You can lessen the likelihood by scheduling regular HVAC maintenance and identifying and resolving performance issues before they magnify into costly repairs. Annual tuneups in the spring and fall should keep your HVAC system functioning smoothly.
Install New HVAC Equipment
If your HVAC system is more than 10 to 15 years old, it is time to replace it. As old HVAC units tend to use more energy, they will cause your electricity bill to increase. Upgrade to the latest, energy-efficient HVAC model, and you will see an immediate difference. Just make sure that your new unit has a SEER rating of at least 16 or more and an ENERGY STAR logo.
Use a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat gives you precise control over the room temperatures in the different sections of your commercial premises. You can decide the amount of heating and cooling each section requires and, thus, cut down on energy waste. Also, stopping unnecessary HVAC operations reduces the stress on the unit and prevents equipment failure.
Revamp the Building Insulation
While building insulation is mandatory, many buildings only have the minimum required amount, and that may not be sufficient for preventing air leakage. Your HVAC system will then require more energy to compensate. Improving your insulation and resealing your ductwork will make a real difference in keeping the energy costs down.
For more information on maximizing your energy efficiency and lowering your commercial HVAC costs, email the Thermacon Service Company, Inc., or call us at 866-797-1535.
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