In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis on saving energy. The global warming environmental catastrophes, and carbon emissions have driven the movement toward environmentally friendly practices. Finding energy-saving practices for your building is easier than thought. Much of it has to do with maintaining the HVAC system and keeping it clean and running well. Here are a few tips that will help reduce energy usage:
- Change the filter regularly to reduce wasted energy. It is recommended that the filter be changed every three months. This can be done by an HVAC professional or your maintenance staff. There are different grade filters, so doing a little research may help save money on the product, as some products yield similar results as more expensive products.
- Change out analog thermostats for digital programmable thermostats. With programmable thermostats, many can be programmed for each day of the week, so weekends can be set at a different temperature when the office is empty. This will also prevent forgetting to change the thermostat when leaving the office.
- Have a professional come in for commercial duct cleaning regularly. This process not only prevents drag on the air flowing through the ducts, but it provides your whole office with cleaner air that contains fewer allergens. We at J & J Air Duct Cleaning & Decontamination know what it takes to properly clean out and decontaminate the ducts. Our technicians can make suggestions about how often your business needs commercial duct cleaning performed for optimal energy efficiency.
The great thing about reducing energy usage is that it lowers the cost of utilities, benefiting the bottom line of the commercial company or property owner over the course of a year.