With energy prices on the rise, HVAC energy efficiency, or improving HVAC energy efficiency are at the fore of every sensible business owner’s mind. At Air Options, we understand this and provide expert advice on how your business can reduce HVAC energy usage and reduce the energy costs of running a HVAC system.
Prior to the energy crisis, most businesses were able to justify the costs of running a HVAC system as a normal part of their annual operating budgets, although skyrocketing energy prices are forcing a major rethink for all businesses in reducing HVAC energy costs.
Primarily, reducing HVAC energy usage is achieved in two ways, with the first being the installation of a modern energy efficient HVAC system, and the second being regular and reliable servicing of a current HVAC system.
Historically, owing to relatively stable energy costs, the cost of installing a brand-new HVAC system was seen as prohibitive because the short-term savings didn’t justify the capital investment. However, as energy prices continue to rise and HVAC systems become more energy efficient, this may no longer be the case.
Prior to the energy crisis, most businesses only had their HVAC systems serviced to meet government and HSE legislation and gave little thought to reducing HVAC energy usage through regular servicing, or even how regular and reliable servicing can reduce the costs of running a HVAC system. Simple things like the cleaning filters and heat exchangers really do make a measurable difference, not only to system performance, but to overall efficiency and running costs.