We can help you reduce the operational costs of your business while still providing a comfortable indoor environment.
A good way to reduce the operational costs of a company or business may be to upgrade the HVAC system. No doubt, long term benefits can be accrued by improving the commercial heating, ventilation and cooling equipment; which means less expenditure on electricity bills, servicing, and breakdowns. But it may be more important to ascertain that the existing system is performing the tasks optimally.
Here Are 5 Ways To Cut Down Operational Costs
Let us have a look at the five most effective ways of curbing the costs now and in the long run:
- Select the right wiring system and controller: Use wiring that is streamlined with connectors which fit together properly. This will reduce the wastage of time in installation. Consider using units which are easier to set up. Give preference to unit controllers that have push buttons rather than dip switches. It is better to use those which have text displays instead of codes. All this can go a long way to improve efficiency. In addition, you can opt for keyed connectors which have labels and color codes. They will be useful in verifying that all the components and the field sensors are installed correctly.
- Try to get the most energy efficient equipment: The HVAC system of a commercial building consumes almost half of the building’s energy. It may be wise to replace an old rooftop model with a new more energy efficient unit which can save a huge amount of electricity consumption and thereby cut down the electricity bills. If you are planning to upgrade your HVAC and do not want to incur a huge expenditure at once, you can go for the manufacturer’s leasing program and avoid making a hole in your operational budget.
- Lookout for units which conserve energy in the partial cooling mode: The systems with multi-stage air volume (MSAV) supply fan technology are built in such a way that they provide suitable cooling and at the same time conserve energy, in the partial cooling mode.
- Always get up-to-date service reports: Service reports can confirm that the servicing has been done in a timely manner and also give you an insight into the functioning of the equipment. Try to maintain a detailed account of run times, on or off cycles of compressors, power exhaust, filters, condensing fans, and also sensor readings for discharge air temperature, return air temperature and outside air temperature. Service reports are extremely useful for the St. Louis HVAC technicians as they can gauge the improvement in the unit’s operation prior to and after service. It is better to have a unit which maintains the log of status, or alarm messages along with the time and date. This helps to confirm that the unit is in proper shape and is functioning well after the previous servicing.
- Make efforts to get rooftop units which have the capacity to report in real-time: The technicians can save time during the diagnostic procedure if they can directly save the service reports to the flash drive. So it is advisable to have systems which have a USB port. They can also transfer the profile of the unit with set points to the other unit which is on the roof. In this way the new unit can be ready to operate within seconds.
Meeting Your Commercial HVAC Needs
A commercial HVAC system is considerably more complicated than your typical residential units. You are likely too busy running your own business to worry about all of the laws and codes required, which is why we make it our business to fully understand these codes and regulations. We have experience with the local laws and can ensure that your building is in compliance while still providing a comfortable indoor environment at a minimal cost.