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How to Cut Costs on Commercial HVAC Operation

commercial-hvac-cut-costsAs the weather warms up, it’s just about time to shut the heater off in your commercial space or business and begin using your commercial air conditioner once again. Naturally, running your commercial HVAC system can be costly—in fact energy.gov estimates that your HVAC system accounts for about half of all your energy costs—but your commercial HVAC use doesn’t have to break the bank.

First off, you can save money by trusting only specially trained technicians for your Wilmette, IL commercial HVAC services. This will ensure that any work done on your commercial HVAC system is completed accurately, helping you avoid service calls to repair shoddy work later on. There are a number of other ways to cut costs on commercial HVAC operation, too, which we’ve covered below.

Upgrade Your System

If your HVAC system is outdated, one way to lower your month-to-month costs is by upgrading to a high-efficiency HVAC model. Modern commercial systems are much more efficient than those of the past, and they do more than just heat and cool your commercial space: they help improve the overall indoor air quality of your space or business, to contribute to happier and more productive employees, or more comfortable visitors and tenants.

Control the Temperature

Are there certain areas of your commercial building that aren’t used as much as others? If so, it’s a good idea to reduce cooling (or heating, depending on the time of the year) in those areas with a zone control system. Not every room in the building has the same needs, therefore you shouldn’t waste money and energy to run your commercial HVAC system when it isn’t needed.

Care for Your Ductwork

Over the years, the ducts within your commercial building can accumulate damage—natural wear and tear, holes, gaps, loose fitting connections. This can occur naturally or from poor initial installation. Unfortunately, it wastes a lot of your conditioned air—and subsequently energy and money. Our HVAC professionals are happy to help with our Aeroseal duct sealing services!

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Last, but absolutely not least, on this list is scheduling routine maintenance for your commercial HVAC system. This enables our professionals to comprehensively examine the components of your system and ensure that everything is running as it should. If there are any signs of disrepair, our technicians will provide you with options for repair—or replacement if needed.

Catching smaller issues early, and managing them at that time, keeps your system running efficiently so that you are a lot less likely to be stuck with a malfunctioning HVAC system—and significant business interruption—in the middle of one of the coldest or hottest days of the years when you need the system the most. Smaller problems can include a part that needs replacement, a thermostat issue, or other concerns.

Commercial HVAC maintenance should be conducted at least once a year; twice a year if you use a heat pump system.

Contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today for all of your commercial HVAC needs. We offer superior installation and replacement services in addition to repairs. Ask us about our maintenance program, too!

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