Energy Efficiency Tips for Commercial HVAC Systems

 Heating and air conditioning bills account for about 15% of the monthly expenses of commercial properties. This might not sound like such a big percentage, but if you consider how much of this amount is waste due to heat loss and other inefficient practices, you’ll be surprised at just how much money is essentially being thrown away. The Department of Energy estimates that over 30% of your heating and cooling efforts are lost to the environment.

The first step toward a more efficient HVAC system is to identify areas that you can address immediately. Here are our best tips for keeping your heating and cooling systems on point from our professionals at McMaster.

Routine Maintenance

The cost of maintaining your Carrier HVAC system may seem high at first glance, but it’s important to consider that the losses you incur from a poorly-running system easily surpass this initial expense. It’s far more practical, therefore, to pay for regular quality maintenance and seasonal tune-ups and inspections to prevent huge repair or replacement costs in the future.

Changing Filters

Regular filter changes are part of a good maintenance routine. Clogged filters reduce airflow, forcing your fans and blowers to work twice as hard to achieve the same level of comfort. It’s recommended that you change your filters at least once every 30 days; however, facilities in areas that aren’t exposed to high particulate contamination can go as long as 90 days between filter cleanings or replacements.

Programmable Thermostats

For buildings with fairly consistent hours of operation, a programmable thermostat is the best supplement to the HVAC system. These thermostats are available in either 7-day or 5-7-day formats, depending on your operating days. A programmable thermostat will allow you to save money on your HVAC system during times of low usage.

At McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning, our professionals are committed to helping your business reach its efficiency and sustainability goals. Give us a call at (949) 481-7995 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free quote on new HVAC systems today. We serve properties in Lake Forest, Irvine and nearby areas in CA.