In commercial facilities, the HVAC systems account for as much as 40% of the total electricity used in the facility. Therefore, it goes without saying that improved and more energy-efficient systems will save on your utility costs as well as provide a healthy and productive work environment. Typically, you can do two things to make your heating, cooling and air conditioning systems more energy efficient. The first thing to do is to reduce the loads for your systems before you think about upgrading your systems and the next is, to upgrade your systems or get newer ones.
Reduce Load to Your HVAC Systems
In order to achieve load reduction to your heating and cooling systems, there are a few measures that you can take. They are as follow:
- You can take steps to better insulate your building. This will reduce leakage and will bring down the operational costs of your HVAC systems.
- Use energy-efficient lighting systems which emit lesser heat than older systems. Also consider using ENERGY STAR-qualified windows.
- For warmer climates, consider ways of reducing solar gain. Window tints, cool roofing and other similar technologies can help you in this. Similarly, for cold climates, employ technologies that will help increase solar gain in the building.
Addressing these issues will ensure load reduction to your cooling and heating systems.
HVAC Systems Improvement and Upgrade Tips
- If you are considering upgrading to new HVAC systems for your home or commercial facility, the first thing to do is to evaluate your heating and cooling loads which you can do by following the appropriate manual guidelines for home and commercial uses. This is important since you never want to oversize your equipment. Oversizing, apart from adding to your upfront expenses by way of higher installation costs, will also increase the operational costs of the equipment.
- For humid climates, consider getting a supplemental humidifier for your cooling system. A good humidifier will regulate humidity levels inside the conditioned space and will make for extra comfort.
- Check the life cycle cost of high- and standard-efficiency units before you make your purchase.
The above are some of the basic things that you must consider about your HVAC units. For detailed information on the subject or for any other HVAC requirements for your home and commercial facilities, call Canoga Park Heating and Air Conditioning and we will be ready to help with all your heating and air condition needs. (818) 924-4785