HVAC systems use a major share of the energy in commercial buildings, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Improving your HVAC efficiency is a great way to reduce energy-related costs. Here are three ways you can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system in Long Grove, IL.
1. Regular Commercial HVAC Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your commercial HVAC system is one way to consume less energy. Dirty or clogged filters block the normal flow of air, causing your HVAC to work harder and longer. As a result, some of the system’s major parts end up wearing out faster. When hiring technicians for your HVAC maintenance, make sure they have the kind of in-depth knowledge required.
2. Regularly Clean or Change Your Air Conditioner Filters
It’s possible to reuse some filters. However, you must replace some. Since your commercial HVAC is constantly in use, paying frequent attention to your filters is vital. If filters are left unchecked, they will decrease the efficiency of your commercial system, costing you more in energy. Air leaks from ductwork can also cause your HVAC system to work harder and increase your electric bills.
If your HVAC system has been operating for a number of years, chances are that your ductwork needs some insulation, sealing or replacement. Hiring a maintenance professional will help identify duct problems so solutions can be put into effect.
3. Commercial HVAC Upgrades and/or Replacement
In some cases, the best solution to improve your HVAC efficiency is by replacing your system. If you notice that you’re frequently calling your technician for repairs, and the repairs are getting expensive it’s time to consider a replacement. Running your HVAC system past its suggested lifespan can increase your energy, maintenance and repair costs. To get the most out of your repairs, you need to work with a certified and insured HVAC company.
If you’re interested in more in-depth maintenance of your HVAC system, hire us at Martin Enterprises for annual cleaning and tune-up to ensure good indoor air quality and energy efficiency for your commercial facility.
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