5 Ways to Cut Energy Costs All Year Long
With Earth Day upon us, we understand that energy usage (and monthly costs!) is a significant expense for your property year-round. However, there are ways to reduce your energy consumption without sacrificing the comfort of your employees or customers!
Here are five ways you can save on energy costs year-round via your commercial HVAC system.
Use Smart Building Controls
Smart building controls allow for the implementation of energy-smart tools, such as programmable thermostats, in your building. This allows you to program basic functions, such as setting the temperature of your building to automatically adjust to a specific schedule. As a result, you can set the temperature to be higher during non-business hours when no one is in the building, and cooler during business hours when the building is occupied. This example alone can be easily integrated into your existing commercial HVAC system, and result in significant energy savings throughout the entire year.
Maintain Your Commercial HVAC System
A well-maintained HVAC system can operate more efficiently, resulting in lower energy costs over time. A regular maintenance plan includes cleaning and/or replacing your system’s filters, and belts, inspecting controls and components, and clearing condensate drains. Performing operations check on economizers, and refrigerant charges. Not only does proper maintenance extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, but it also helps reduce energy waste.
Install Energy-Efficient Equipment
If your commercial HVAC system is outdated, upgrading to energy-efficient equipment can make a big difference in energy savings. Energy-efficient equipment can include high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, and heat pumps. These systems use less energy to operate and can save you money on your energy bills in the long run.
Implement Zone Heating and Cooling
Zone heating and cooling allows you to control the temperature of specific areas within your building. This is particularly useful if certain areas are used more frequently than others. For example, you can set the temperature higher in areas that are not frequently used, such as storage rooms or closets, and lower in areas that are occupied more frequently. This can result in significant energy savings by reducing the amount of energy used to heat or cool unoccupied areas.
Use Natural Ventilation
Depending on your building’s layout and climate, natural ventilation can be an effective way to reduce energy costs. This involves proper operations of economizers and fresh air damper assemblies. Additionally, natural ventilation can improve indoor air quality and promote a healthier work environment.
Let’s Discuss How Air Stream Can Help You Reduce Your Building’s Energy Costs
In conclusion, there are many ways to save on energy costs via your commercial HVAC system. By implementing a few simple changes, such as smart building controls, a regular HVAC maintenance plan, and upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment, you can reduce your energy consumption and save money.
At Air Stream, we understand that every business has different needs and requirements when it comes to its HVAC system. That’s why we offer customized solutions that fit your business’s unique needs. From regular maintenance to equipment upgrades and energy-efficient solutions, we can help you reduce your energy costs while keeping your building comfortable and efficient all year long.
To start a discussion with our team, call 516-747-4700.