How To Improve Commercial Energy Efficiency

Your commercial building needs to be cool in the summer. That’s why you have an HVAC unit. Since air conditioning can get quite expensive, you’ll naturally want to reduce costs so you can put that money back into your business. To save money, you need your HVAC unit to be as efficient as possible. Here are four tips on how to improve your commercial energy efficiency.

1. Use a Smart Thermometer

A smart thermostat automatically programs your thermostat to change the temperature whenever you want it to. You can set it to turn off when people are gone for the day. You’ll also be able to program it to turn the AC back on once everyone returns the next day. Since it’s automatic, you won’t need to remember to do anything. You can even check and change the temperature from wherever you may be with your smartphone. This is a great way to help control costs without being uncomfortable in the sweltering heat.

2. Insulate Your Building

When you do cool off your commercial building, you want the cool air to stay inside while the warm air stays outside. That’s where insulation comes into play. Insulation is the material in your walls. Insulation can be made out of cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. You can also install windows and doors designed to improve efficiency.

3. Set Your Thermostat Higher in the Summer

Yes, you want to keep your building cool in the summer. However, you don’t need to make the building an icebox. If you normally set the temperature for seventy-four degrees, it’s okay to set it a couple of degrees higher. Even one or two degrees can make a serious difference in your utility bills. The rule of thumb is that you can save about 3% on your heating bill for every degree that you set back your thermostat full time.

4. Regular Maintenance

Your HVAC unit requires regular maintenance at least once a year by a professional HVAC contractor. They will clean it out inside and out, lubricate any moving parts, and replace any worn out parts, and make you aware of any problems. Get the beneficial maintenance every year before it gets too hot outside.

If you want to make the most of your HVAC unit, call the professionals at Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Emmaus. We offer HVAC maintenance, installation, and repair services. We also do custom sheet metal fabrication, ductwork design and so much more. To arrange for an appointment, call us today.