Best Practices for Commercial HVAC
Here’s How You Can Keep Your HVAC System in Peak Shape
According to research, HVAC systems in typical commercial buildings are responsible for more than 40 per cent of total energy use. It makes sense, then, that you’d want to keep your system running at peak efficiency to manage energy use.
If you’re a commercial building owner, here are four best practices to follow:
Install High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment
You want to fight off the chill during the winter months, stay cool as a cucumber during the summer, and you want to save some money, too. Well, we have a way for you to achieve all three of those goals: installing a high-efficiency HVAC system.
Such systems use considerably less energy when it comes to heating and cooling, and are available for even the largest commercial buildings. Know what less energy use means? More money in your pockets.
Our York systems have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency as high as 97 per cent, and all of our furnaces include Electronically Commutated Motors which save you even more cash on hydro.
Invest in Variable Speed Fan Controls
Before you ask, “What the heck is a variable speed fan control?” allow us to explain: a variable fan refers to the motor inside the air handler. It offers better airflow control.
What does this mean for you? First of all, you’ll notice you’ll save money on energy bills. You’ll also be able to take advantage of zoning, which allows you to customize the temperature throughout different areas in your building. A variable speed motor can also lead to cleaner air inside your building.
Install Controls to Adjust Temperature Settings
Do you need the A/C on full blast when nobody is in the building? Nope. What a waste of money and energy that is!
Think about installing controls that allow you to adjust the temperature when necessary. They’ll automatically set back the temperature when the building closes at night, and kick back up before opening again in the a.m.
Call Tozer Heating & Air to Perform Regular Maintenance Checks
HVAC systems need routine maintenance to keep them in tip-top shape. Think about scheduling an appointment with us once a year – in the spring for your cooling systems and in the autumn for heating systems.
You should also make sure you’re regularly changing filters and keeping the systems clean so they run both efficiency and safely.