In regards to HVAC efficiency, there’s an adage about saving money on your power consumption: the cheapest kilowatt-hour is the one you don’t use. HVAC efficiency starts with an attitude of using less and wanting more out of your current system. Since HVAC setups represent a significant portion of average energy bills (experts say as much as 50 to 60 percent), these measures may make a big difference for you.
Programmable thermostats & controls
How many times have you realized, when you’re already at home, that you forgot to turn down the temperature? Of course, there’s no one at the office so no one to help you out. The bad news is so many people have done it. Good news is that you can increase the energy efficiency of your HVAC with an automated system that controls lights and the thermostat. You can always adjust so that the lights and AC/heat work to your schedule. In addition, replacing old lights with compact fluorescent or LED bulbs will also help save power.
Invest in the best, most efficient HVAC equipment
You can double or triple return on investment if you’re replacing a system that’s at least ten-years-old. New models have higher SEER ratings, which means more HVAC efficiency. Thee SEER ratings on today’s models are around 14 to 18, a significant improvement over units built a decade ago. Also, look out for Energy Star rated models, which adhere to strict guidelines to increase efficiency.
The quickest way to save energy on home cooling is to regularly clean and replace your cooling unit’s filter. Energy.gov
Help HVAC energy efficiency by keeping units clean and clear of debris, leaves, and dust. Also, ensure furniture does not block vents and ducts. Preserving airflow is also essential to the efficient operation of an AC unit.
Learn then teach about HVAC energy efficiency.
Employees and tenants should know how to cut back their usage. Expect and educate so they can do their part. Always make your employees, or tenants, aware that you are monitoring the use of energy.
During the summer months, with a good, well-maintained air conditioner and proper insulation, you’ll stay cool and enjoy the summer! Add Air, Inc. is here to help you when you need us! Call us for a maintenance visit for your air conditioner. (928) 768-9825