Having heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems inside our office can come with many benefits, as it will help us create a comfortable and healthy atmosphere for our workers and ourselves. However, giving maintenance to our HVAC systems can be a hassle, as the installation and inspection of such systems isn’t an easy task. Besides, trying to keep up with repairs and replacing costs can turn quite expensive if we don’t prioritize this. That’s why we have gathered some simple and effective tips to increase air conditioning efficiency on our commercial building.
One of the most important tips to increase efficiency on the air conditioning systems for commercial and residential buildings alike is changing the HVAC filters regularly. When we have dirty filters on our ventilation and air conditioning units, they end up overworking these units, resulting in higher costs for poor quality indoor airflow. When we change our filters often, we can reduce energy waste by 5% to 10%, which also leads us to save resources.
Programmable thermostats are one of the best investments business owners can make, as they will help us increase the efficiency and performance of our AC units while reducing the costs of their performance. This is because, when we have programmable thermostats, we can set the temperature of our building depending on the season, day of the week, and even time of the day. This way, we ensure we have the most comfortable environment at the right time, preventing energy waste and reducing operating costs.
Repairs and replacement of commercial HVAC units can represent a significant portion of our company’s expenses, and these can significantly increase when we don’t give them maintenance often enough. We can save up to 40% of maintenance costs when we give our HVAC units regular quality maintenance. That’s why it is important to make sure we hire a professional team of certified technicians to run regular check-ups on our air conditioning and ventilation units.
Last but not least, if we are renting or buying a building that already comes with a heating and ventilation system, the best decision we can make is to invest in HVAC upgrades and tune-ups. Having a team of certified technicians inspect the installation can help determine the amount of work that will be needed to make sure the system and units on the building are working properly and are efficient. Then, they will be able to decide on the best route to take, whether or not upgrading the units would be enough, or if we should just replace the whole system altogether.