The less energy you use, the more money you save! Using less energy is not only better for your wallet, but it’s also better for the environment. For operations and facility managers, operations costs are directly related to energy usage. Here are some practices you can implement to save the most energy for your HVAC systems.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
Proper ventilation allows for air to circulate through your building with fresh clean air moving into the building while stagnant polluted air moves out of the building. While all modern buildings are built with proper ventilation systems and ventilation space, older buildings may not have a proper ventilation system as air pollution was not a major concern until the late 1970s. If your building is over 30 years old, having a ventilation inspection performed can help you identify any ways that you can save energy.
Replace Your HVAC Filter
Air filters need to be changed quarterly due to the dust and debris that build up over time as air is filtered through the system. If these are not changed quarterly, they can buildup on your filter and contaminate your air. When a filter is dirty, it makes it harder for air to transfer as it has to work through the layer of dirt and debris to get through the filter. When a filter is changed, it removes any dirt and debris built up in your system. This can help you save money on energy costs as the system will require less energy and not have to work as hard as it would with a filter that isn’t clean.
Consider Capital Replacement
HVAC systems over 15 years old are less energy-efficient than newer HVAC system models. While capital replacement is a cost upfront, the energy you will save over time makes it a wise investment. New HVAC systems not only use less energy but are also much less likely to break down.
Interested in learning more ways to use less energy and save money with your HVAC systems? Give us a call at (800)-382-3150. CMS Nextech has energy-saving programs and preventative maintenance plans that can ensure the most energy savings for your HVAC systems.