The U.S. Department of Energy states that around 30% of the energy that a commercial building uses for heating and cooling goes to waste. Unfortunately, that’s far too much, which is why business owners look for ways to save on energy usage. Here are five tips for improving commercial HVAC efficiency in San Angelo, TX.
1. Change HVAC Filters
When you have dirty HVAC filters, your HVAC system works harder to provide you with the same comfort level, which lowers its energy efficiency. In addition, dirty filters impact your indoor air quality and allow dust, pollen and other particulates to circulate in your commercial space. Therefore, you should change your filter every month.
2. Coil Cleaning
Since the components of a system work together, it’s important to service the whole. Your condenser coil and evaporator coil do a lot of the work. If you have dirty coils, they have a harder time ridding your commercial space of heat. This reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system by causing it to work harder to keep you comfortable.
An economizer uses sensors to compare the humidity and temperature of the outdoor air with the air inside the building. If the sensor determines that the air outside the building is the right temperature, it opens a damper to bring outside air inside. If not, the damper stays closed.
4. Energy-Efficient Lights
Older lightbulbs generate a lot of heat and light, causing your HVAC system to work harder in order to keep you comfortable. Energy-efficient LED lights use less electricity and produce a lot less heat.
5. Programmable Thermostats
A programmable thermostat automatically changes your indoor temperature, even when there’s nobody in the building. A smart thermostat uses your local climate, weather forecast, and indoor temperature to determine if you need your HVAC system to run. This automatic control improves HVAC efficiency by reducing the workload on your HVAC system.
There are many actions you can take to improve commercial HVAC efficiency. Contact Bowles Heating and Cooling today to learn how routine maintenance improves your commercial HVAC efficiency.
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