HVAC maintenance for commercial buildings is important for a variety of reasons. Those include energy costs, health and welfare, productivity, and many other costs too.
How much of your building’s energy usage comes from climate control? In most cases, the energy usage for an entire commercial building tips the scales around 40 percent for heating and cooling. In the High Desert region, keeping a building cool in summer and warm in winter is challenging. That is one reason commercial HVAC service is important.
Helping You Save Energy and Money
The more efficiently that an HVAC system runs, the less energy it uses. The less efficiency with which an HVAC system operates, the more energy it consumes. With 40 percent of a building’s energy consumption going to the building’s HVAC system, the more money you spend to keep your building comfortable.
If you consider how much 40 percent of your energy costs you on an annual basis, then it should be pretty easy to find the incentive to save energy. One of the first things that you should consider is having your HVAC system inspected. Heating and cooling are necessary if you want to keep tenants happy, but there are many ways that an HVAC system can be tuned to save energy.
What to Check First
First, consider how much energy it takes to heat or cool the areas of your building that are not occupied by tenants. If the duct system of your HVAC is not sealed, then you are paying for heat and cool of attic space. An HVAC technician can tell if your duct system is not sealed properly. The High Desert gets hot in the summer; sealing your duct system allows your HVAC to efficiently warm or cool the areas of your commercial building that matter the most without wasting energy cooling spaces that do not matter.
The strong winds in the High Desert carry tiny particles of dust and sand. Make sure that your HVAC system is cleaned out at least quarterly. Those tiny grains of sand cause the moving parts of your HVAC to struggle and wear out quickly, which leads to HVAC repair costs.
If the idea is to save money then avoiding HVAC repair costs is a great way to do just that. Ongoing maintenance with regular filter care can save even more annually. Clean filters help the system run more efficiently, and they contribute to the overall health of a building. Healthy air helps make workers and tenants happier. There is an entire cycle of reasons that HVAC maintenance boosts your bottom line.
If you have a high energy bill and would like to explore the options for lowering your heating and cooling costs, just give the experts at Elite Climate Control a call and our professional HVAC technicians will happily answer your questions.