Did you know that Energy Star says you can make your small business up to 20% more energy efficient through simple practices? You can start by scheduling routine maintenance in Brighton, IL, during which a professional will evaluate the efficiency of your HVAC system, repair what’s broken and suggest needed upgrades. To make your system more efficient, you can switch old components to Energy Star Certified equipment, install an economizer and reduce your load capacity.
1. Installing Energy Star-Rated Units
Buildings certified by Energy Star consume significantly less energy than others. These commercial facilities have more Energy Star certified products, such as air conditioners, air purifiers and heaters.
Energy Star-rated buildings not only use energy-efficient products but also focus on insulation, windows, thermostats and lightbulbs. If your business has old and less efficient HVAC units, you can replace them with more efficient equipment to enjoy huge savings on utility bills.
2. Install an Economizer
An economizer is an energy-saving damper vent that detects and compares the humidity and temperature of the ambient air outside a building to the air inside it. If the humidity and temperature of the ambient indoor air is the right temperature, the damper vent opens to let in outdoor air.
This reduces the need to mechanically alter the air. If the damper vent detects a fall or rise in temperature or humidity below or above the needed level for comfort, it closes, and your HVAC system comes back on. An HVAC technician can install the economizer for you.
3. Reduce the Load Capacity
This means reducing the rate at which your HVAC system works to heat or cool your commercial space. You can do that by installing:
- Proper insulation
- Energy-efficient windows
- Window film
- Smart thermostats
Insulation keeps your system delivering air only where needed. Energy-efficient windows with a film prevent outdoor air from getting into a building to raise or lower temperatures and humidity.
Call our team at Den-Son Inc. Cooling & Heating for a full range of commercial HVAC services for your business in Brighton, IL. We’ll be happy to help you make your facility’s HVAC system as efficient as possible.
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