In a study conducted by the Department of Energy, 15% of a commercial property’s upkeep costs go to heating and AC repair, maintenance and operations. If these numbers are accurate, this isn’t a bad percentage to have to allocate for heating and cooling your space. Unfortunately, waste accounts for more than 30% of these costs due to poor HVAC handling and practices.
With decades of experience in commercial HVAC systems, our experts at J&M Air Conditioning & Heating have compiled a list of a few of the most efficient ways to maximize your energy use and minimize the amount of money needed to make your facility more comfortable.
Change the Filters
Part of a good AC repair and maintenance routine is regular filter changes. This is as true for commercial buildings as it is for residential structures. Clogged filters reduce air circulation, which greatly impacts the performance of your system, causing it to consume more energy just to maintain the same level of temperature. It’s also linked to poor indoor air quality, affecting the comfort of the people inside your building.
Use Programmable Thermostats
In a large building, a mere one-degree difference in temperature levels can translate to massive energy savings. The use of programmable thermostats optimized to general usage habits can easily net you a good 10% in savings on your annual heating and cooling bills. Ask your local HVAC technician about this and install programmable thermostats in your building as soon as possible.
Don’t Forget Regular Maintenance
A well-maintained HVAC system that’s up-to-date with all its required seasonal AC repairs, tune-ups and inspections can save you about 40% on your energy bill. A large percentage of energy loss is attributed to poor performance caused by aging or faulty equipment. Sign up for a regular maintenance agreement with your local HVAC company so you never miss any important HVAC inspections again.
At J&M, we’re your leading provider of commercial HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services. Give us a call at (951) 663-4895 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free estimate on new HVAC installations today. We serve homeowners in Menifee, Riverside, and nearby areas in CA.