Heating up a commercial business can be expensive, which is why it makes sense to find ways to increase the efficiency of your commercial heating system. Increasing the efficiency of your commercial heating system will help you save precious money and resources.
#1: Get Your Unit Serviced Twice a Year
One of the best ways to increase the efficiency of your commercial heating system is by scheduling a professional to come out and inspect your system twice a year. An annual inspection is great, but two inspections a year is even better.
During an annual or semi-annual inspection, a qualified HVAC contractor will come out and inspect your system. They will take care of regular maintenance and identify any potential issues that could come up with your system. They will take steps to fix your system before any major issues come up that will require you to shut down your HVAC system and your building.
#2: Change Your Thermostats
Second, you need to change the thermostats you use in the building. You should have programmable thermostats set up in your commercial building. This will allow you to set the temperature you want your system to be at and will allow you to change the temperature in the building at different times of the day.
For example, if your commercial building is not occupied during the weekend, you can turn down your HVAC system. Being able to more precisely control the temperature will result in better energy savings.
#3: Take Care of the Duct System
Third, you need to make sure you take good care of your duct system. Leaks in your duct system can waste a ton of air and can cost you a lot of money. You also want your duct system to be as clean as possible; you don't want your ducts transmitting dirt throughout your facility.
You can have your own maintenance team check the duct system, and you can also get a formal check of your duct system by your HVAC team.
#4: Keep Your HVAC System Updated
Just because your HVAC system can operate for decades doesn't mean that it should. It is a good idea to update your HVAC system every decade or so. New technology emerges in the HVAC industry—just like any other industry—and that new technology is designed to help your system run more effectively. Running old HVAC equipment could literally be costing you thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.
When it comes to increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system, you need to make sure you are not using outdated thermostats and systems to heat and cool your building. You also need to make sure you are taking good care of your HVAC and duct system. Being proactive with care will help your systems be more energy efficient.