Ensuring that you have an effective HVAC system in a commercial building is an important part of making employees and customers feel comfortable in their environment. An HVAC system is also essential for building code compliance and making a building abide to health and safety standards. At Air Options, we know that regular and thorough maintenance of HVAC systems can lead to energy efficiency, environmental responsibility and cost-effectiveness. A lack of preventative measures means that sub-standard practices might take place. This is often due to time and cost constraints in a project, where corners are cut in terms of equipment, and in the longer-term with a lack of maintenance. Here are 4 things you should consider when you install your first commercial HVAC system.
When your HVAC system is successfully in place, it would be unwise to leave it to its own devices. You need to monitor your system and ensure that it is controlled in periods of time when your building is unused, such as the weekends, bank holidays and during the night. This means that your system will be more energy and cost efficient. It is simple to schedule a system and it makes sense for your business.
When you are implementing an HVAC system for the first time, it makes sense to compare the past energy usage of the building’s occupant and investigate what similar buildings use in terms of energy output and find out their energy-use index. This way, you can identify periods of time where you need to schedule shutting-off systems and problems that may arise.
Regular maintenance of your HVAC system is essential. By having rigorous standards in place, you’ll be able to prevent losses in energy efficiency and cost. If you create a maintenance schedule, replace equipment and consistently test and research new methods for efficiency then you can save money in the long-term, as you won’t have to pay the costs of having a poorly maintained system that has problematic implications for your business.
If your system is heating and cooling at the same time then this can increase costs over time. The fact that they are also working against each other means that your system will need to be maintained regularly to ensure that equipment is not damaged. Looking at ways to minimise this from happening is essential. For example, the size of chillers and boilers can be re-assessed and flow-rates can be examined too.
Here at Air Options, we can help install and offer regular maintenance and advice to help ensure that your HVAC System is effective and makes sense for your commercial property.