5 Things Business Owners Need to Know About Lowering HVAC Energy Costs

5 Things Business Owners Need to Know About Lowering HVAC Energy Costs

As a business owner, every penny matters. This makes efficiency, especially energy efficiency, a major priority for entrepreneurs. However, there are constantly dozens of different stimuli, along with a mile long to-do list that keep you from monitoring your HVAC energy costs as closely as you would like to. That’s why we have compiled this resource of energy saving tips to maximize your dollars spent on keeping your business comfortable this spring.

#1 Routine maintenance can save you thousands

With so many things going on at once, it can be easy to neglect your HVAC system. This unfortunately means that your system may not be operating efficiently and may even have underlying issues that could lead to major repair or total replacement. Choose two months of the year (one in the spring and one in the fall) to have an HVAC specialist in Canoga Park come out to replace your filters, inspect your unit and service your system to prevent inefficient operating or major system damage.

#2 Your system has its own preferences

Your system may have different optimal settings for best use that differ from you or your customers’ preferences. What this likely means is that you will want to make sure to get a system that is the right size and function for your building and company’s purposes.

#3 The right system can nearly cut your bill in half

If you have an outdated HVAC system, you’re not only missing out on the benefits that modern systems provide for indoor air quality and comfort, but you could also be doubling your HVAC energy bill by using dated technology and equipment standards.

Modern systems can operate with the highest of efficiency, with some systems even allowing operators to set different parts of the building at different temperatures when appropriate to prevent extra use on the system.

When operating a programmable system, you’ll want to control your systems use as much as possible by changing the settings to either drop or increase the set temperature during non-business hours, however, in order to promote energy efficiency, you’ll want to limit the adjustments that your system has to make. Sticking to business hours ensures that your system goes through minimal adjustments, while also keeping your business comfortable for employees and customers.

#4 There are free ways to improve your HVAC efficiency

By simply opening and closing blinds, you can utilize the sun to heat your building in the winter or prevent it from overheating your customers in the summer. Take advantage of this free resource to save money for your business.

#5 Your high bill could be due to your building and not your system

If you have the right system in place and you’re maximising its efficiency with operating best practices, then you’re likely pouring dollars out of your building through leaks or poor insulation. Windows, doors and other entry points that aren’t sealed properly, can let loose or let in cool air, compromising the efficiency of your HVAC system. Poor insulation has a similar effect with letting cool air seep through walls in the winter. Keep your building comfortable efficiently by sealing your building.

We want to see our local Canoga Park community thrive with energy efficient and comfortable HVAC systems in local businesses and homes. Contact Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your routine maintenance or unit inspection today.

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