How to Lower Your Commercial HVAC Costs

a row of five outdoor commercial HVAC units  You’ve poured your heart and soul into to your Wolfforth, Texas, business, getting it off the ground and turning it into a profitable enterprise. However, that didn’t happen overnight. You had to find ways to maximize efficiency while cutting costs, but you may have overlooked a key element: your HVAC costs. Energy costs are one of the biggest monthly costs for a business, so it’s always in your best interest to lower them. If you weren’t sure where to start, here are a few tips on how to reduce your commercial HVAC costs.

Replace Old Equipment

Commercial HVAC technology has improved dramatically over the past decade or so. If your HVAC system is more than 10 to 15 years old, it’s probably time to start looking for a new system. Look for units that have a ENERGY STAR logo or a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 16 or higher. While this may include installation costs and a higher initial investment, the unit pays for itself within a short time.

Schedule a Tuneup

Even if you have updated equipment, that doesn’t mean that you should neglect routine maintenance. Tuneups keep your system running smoothly, prevent costly repairs, and identify problems. Typically, you should schedule a tuneup in the spring and fall, when you use your unit the least. Once the work has been completed, you’re assured that your business’s HVAC system will run smoothly.

Stop the Thermostat Wars

If you have employees who constantly bicker about the temperature, you aren’t alone. Most employees can never agree on a good temperature, so it’s up to you. As a general rule, you should set your thermostat to 78 degrees in summer and 68 degrees in winter for maximize savings.

By following these suggestions, you should see reduced energy costs. However, if you don’t notice any change, your bill continues to rise, or you need to schedule repairs, it’s time to give Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Inc. a call at 844-749-2665.

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