Whether while heating in fall and winter, or cooling during the summer, a well-maintained HVAC system is both work-efficient and energy-efficient.
With fall here and the winter on its way, you should be aware that in many commercial buildings, heating accounts for around 30% (if not more) of the total energy consumption. To prevent the system from overworking and higher energy bills, consider the four tips provided below.
4 HVAC Maintenance Tips For Fall
1) Replace or Clean the Filters
Air filters are the first thing on the list that needs to be checked regularly. Dirty filters reduce the flow of air and require more energy from the system to maintain a specific temperature.
Checking and cleaning the air filters should be part of a regular HVAC maintenance, and if that has not been done before, now is definitely the time to do it.
2) Adjust the Thermostat OR Get a Programmable Thermostat
Once the seasons change, it is a good idea to calibrate the thermostat for optimal performance. If the thermostat is an older one, it is even better to invest in a newer, programmable thermostat so you can easily set and control the temperature for different times of the day in the building.
The heating demand is not quite the same during the early morning, noon, or evening hours. With a programmable thermostat, you can reduce the heating costs by over 25% and in some cases, even 70%.
3) Alter the Supply Registers
We all know that hot air is a lot “lighter” than cold air so it rises up, and the colder air stays low. If your office building is multi-level, you should allow for more of the register supplies to open on the first-floor level and close some of them on the upper levels, so the heating process is much more efficient.
4) Replacement of Your HVAC System
This may seem drastic at first, but it depends on the age of the installation. If your commercial HVAC system is over ten years old, be aware that its efficacy in performance might be lowered by as much as 50%. Therefore, replacing the HVAC system by top professionals might very well be the safest investment and preparation for the coming season.
Commercial HVAC Maintenance and Support
Conditioned Air offers a 24/7 service support for commercial HVAC and is ready to assist you in optimizing your HVAC system for maximum efficiency and air comfort. Make sure to contact us over any issue or an HVAC maintenance!