HVAC systems account for about 40% of energy usage in commercial buildings. To make it cost-effective business owners have to make HVAC systems energy efficient. Also it helps in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Through proper design, installation and scheduled maintenance, one can ensure good energy efficiency for their HVAC system.
1. Design of the HVAC system is an important part in the architecture of the building. The thought of installing a HVAC system starts even before the construction of a building starts. The size, type of AC, location of AC are planned according to the type of building being constructed. This will prevent oversizing of the AC and ensure good distribution of air throughout the building.
2. Scheduled maintenance of the HVAC systems is required to check for faults that make the AC work longer to cool your building. Timely inspection is needed to check for any performance draining factors in the system.
3. Set the temperatures according to the season. Temperatures don't have to be set too low during winter like the summer. Adjust the temperature accordingly. You can use a programmable thermostat to control the temperature in the building and ensure the right temperature.
4. Invest in energy efficient equipment. New models of HVAC systems come with better energy star efficiency ratings. Newer models are also environment friendly, producing lesser greenhouse gases. Modern HVAC systems are also capable of producing better cleaner air at lower operating sound levels. Older ACs will have to work harder to cool down the same room, consuming more energy and time. They may also have worn out parts which may result in poor performance of the system resulting in lower efficiency.